Most of us, if not all of us, at some point or lives will or have experienced an injury which may have had a long lasting effect on the enjoyment of our lives. Whether the injury was caused through playing sports, through a work related accident or whether it was a personal injury which was caused at home, when we suffer from harm or damage ourselves it is never a pleasant situation and can lead to us feeling unhappy, stressed and frustrated with not being able to get on with our lives to the level that we achieved before. Once we have managed to recover from the injury, there will always be a niggling doubt in the back of our minds as to whether the injury is going to flair up again, and when or where it is going to happen. With certain injuries, such as back injuries, these can flair up at regular intervals and without warning. Whereas, if you have suffered from an injury such as a broken leg, you are likely to have gone through rehabilitation and your leg will have been fixed and strengthened to a level where you are comfortable. Every injury is different and affects each one of us in different ways.

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It is important, though, that we keep track of our injury and do not put ourselves through gruelling or extremely physical, strenuous exercise soon after our injury has seemingly healed. The more pressure we put on the injury, the more likely it will flair up again and cause further damage to us. When you were in the hospital (if your injury was that bad), then you may have used MedicalGPS to give your feedback to the doctors and staff who helped you. It is likely that after, or before, you gave your feedback that hospital staff gave you advice on how to handle your injury and it would be a good idea to listen to what the professionals told you. If you do not listen, there is a good chance of your injury returning.

Whatever injury you suffered from, take into account all of the activities you can do and the activities that you cannot do. For example, if you suffered a back injury then it is probably not a good idea to head straight into the gym and start lifting heavy weights. Or, if you suffered from a broken ankle then the idea of playing sports such as tennis, soccer or rugby, will make you wince as there might be a possibility that you will put extra stress on your ankle, making it suffer from the pressure of your weight, inflicting a further injury.

Keep track of your health, fitness, and the state of your injury, and there is a good chance that your body will thank you for it. Undergo the correct professional help and follow through with any extra rehabilitation sessions or strengthening sessions that you have been advised to go to. If you want to get back to fitness, your mind must be clear in its goals.

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