Injury Rehab Advice
How to Exercise When You're Hurting
Smart Exercise Swaps
“No pain, no gain” won’t work as an exercise mantra if you’re already injured. In fact, pushing yourself too hard when you’re hurting can land you at the doctor’s office (or worse). Still, aches and pains are no excuse to cut out exercise altogether—you just have to be smart about it.
To help you pick a safe—but satisfying—workout when you’re injured, we found the 8 more common injuries in women over 40, and asked Kimberly Safman, MD, board certified physiatrist at Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Irvine, Calif., to help you pick a substitute.
Related: Learn how to maximize your muscle and stay pain-free for life with the Athlete's Book of Home Remedies.