What to do in the aftermath of an injury
If you’ve injured yourself, you may have immediate pain, tenderness, swelling, bruising, and restricted movement or stiffness in the affected area.
Sometimes, these symptoms may only be noticeable several hours after exercising or playing sports, notes the NHS.
“Stop exercising if you feel pain, regardless of whether your injury happened suddenly or you’ve had the pain for a while,” advises the health body.
Continuing to exercise while injured may cause further damage and slow your recovery, it warns.