treatment for all these bodybuilding injuries is rest; the injured area
must be protected against further injury. Working through or working out
the injury can make it only worse.
For a mild
strain, rest and avoid the bodybuilding workout that caused the injury.
This may be the only treatment necessary until the extremity has
In a more
severe injury to the leg, for example, crutches may be required for
complete or partial limitation of weight on the injured extremity, or
bed rest may be required for elevation of the leg, compression
(pressure) dressing, splinting, and application of ice packs. If the
injury occurs in a non-weight bearing extremity the same logical
thinking should applied.
severe muscle and tendon injuries, with complete rupture of any of the
components, the integrity of these components must be restored and
surgical repair may be required. Even in these severe cases, the
first-aid principles are the same as just described; rest (to promote
healing), elevation (to aid blood flow out of the injured area), ice
packs (to cause vasoconstriction - a decrease in the diameter of the
blood vessels - and reduce hemorrhaging), compression (reduce
hemorrhaging and swelling), and immobilization (to prevent further
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