How to Exercise with a Torn Back Muscle
By Kate Feinberg Robins
How Do I Know I Have a Torn Back Muscle?
Here are some signs that your back pain might be due to a muscle tear:
How Did it Happen?
Think back to that moment when your back started hurting. You might have torn a muscle if you:
Any movement that causes a sudden strain may cause a muscle to tear.
How Can I Prevent it from Happening Again?
How Can I Exercise While Healing?
Pilates is great for injury recovery, because:
Here are some tips for how to approach your Pilates practice while recovering:
It will take several days to get through a full pre-recorded class. That’s okay! Doing a full class before moving on will ensure that you strengthen and stretch in a balanced way. This is essential for injury recovery.
Torn muscles can take months to heal. If you push too hard too soon, you can aggravate the tear and be out for even longer.
Be patient with yourself. You will make it through!