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Doctors notice an increase in COVID-19-related workout injuries

Doctors say they are seeing an increase in exercise-related injuries due to the pandemic. In short, people who haven’t exercised for months will come right back to it and hurt themselves. Bob Tetz lives in East Sacramento. He said he gained 20 pounds during the pandemic. When he tried to get back into the routine, he ended up with the UC Davis Health Sports Medicine program instead. “I used to work so hard on a daily basis – sometimes twice a day – that I could overdose a little bit,” says Tetz.Dr. Brandee Waite from UC Davis Health says the increase in workout injuries during the pandemic is due to people like Tetz wanting to lose weight. However, while the length of time between before the lockdown was enacted and when people started working again varies from person to person, the general problem is that it has taken a while for many. “If they go back to doing exactly what they were trying to do Before the pandemic, the risk of injury is increasing,” says Waite. Many of the more common injuries Waite has experienced include shoulder, knee, Achilles and Back. The rise in injuries keeps UC Davis Health busy. For those looking to get back into a fitness routine to make it easier to start, start with about 25 to 50% of the intensity or duration of your work. doing before shutting down. Tetz said you should stop and rest, don’t push yourself. Time, you need to take it slow.”

Doctors say they are seeing an increase in exercise-related injuries due to the pandemic. In short, people who haven’t exercised for months will jump right into it and hurt themselves.

Bob Tetz lives in East Sacramento. He said he gained 20 pounds during the pandemic. In trying to get back into the routine, he ended up with the UC Davis Health Sports Medicine program instead.

“I used to be so into daily exercise – sometimes twice a day – that I might have overdo it a bit,” says Tetz.

UC Davis Health’s Dr Brandee Waite says the rise in workout injuries during the pandemic has come from people like Tetz wanting to lose weight. However, while the time between before the lockdown is enacted and until people start working again varies from person to person, the general problem is that it’s been a long time for many.

“If they go back to doing exactly what they were trying to do before the pandemic, then the risk of injury goes up,” Waite said.

Many of the common injuries Waite has experienced include shoulder, knee, Achilles and back strain. The doctor said the increase in injuries has kept UC Davis Health busy.

Waite recommends that those looking to get back into a workout routine for an easier start, starting with about 25 to 50 percent of the intensity or duration of the work you were doing before stopping the activity.

If you feel any changes in your body, Waite also recommends stopping, resting and not pushing yourself.

As for Tetz, he is currently slowly recovering by doing a lot of hot yoga.

“COVID is a problem and it disrupts everything,” said Tetz. “If you haven’t exercised for a long time, you need to take it slow.”

https://www.kcra.com/article/doctors-see-increase-covid-19-related-workout-injuries/38455258 Doctors notice an increase in COVID-19-related workout injuries

JOE HERNANDEZ

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