Many people use an injury or painful joint as an excuse for not exercising. Whether it’s arthritis, shoulder pain or some other malady, they use pain in one part of the body to justify not exercising at all. Fortunately, there are ways that you can exercise after you get hurt.

You might have arthritis of your hip or knee. It would make jogging difficult, although you could probably still do it. On the other hand, you could still get an effective workout without repetitive impact. Try biking, riding a stationary bike, swimming and other activities that don’t stress your hip or knee.

Maybe you like to lift weights, but you have pain in your shoulder. Certain exercises, like a military press, would
be painful. You can still lift weights without aggravating your shoulder. You might give up military presses (or maybe all shoulder exercises) for a few workouts. Instead, focus on other body parts. You might even be able to work your shoulder by substituting different exercises that don’t cause pain.

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Tips to prevent overuse sports and exercise injuries
Don’t use pain as an excuse

There are always options for exercising that avoid stress on your painful bone or joint. Don’t use pain as an excuse not to exercise.

Swimming for exercise after you get hurt