6 Essential Tips for Post-Injury Self Care

Accidents are inevitable. And even if you say ‘ you’re just at home ’, no matter how hard you try to keep your houses safe, unfortunately though, the  most common accidents happen there . But luckily, even though you’ve burned yourself while working in the kitchen, fallen down on a flight of stairs, had a heavy object fall on your toes, slipped on a wet bathroom floor, sprained your ankle while playing in the yard, or badly pulled a limb after lifting something improperly, it wasn’t something too serious to have you confined in the hospital. Yes, it’s painful and not to mention a burden; but you still have to  be grateful that what happened to you is something you could treat and take care of in the comforts of your home  (regardless if you’re living alone or with your family).  But keep in mind that your recovery is dependent on how you’re going to help yourself. If you want to recover without complications and bounce back to your normal activities a lot sooner, then  knowing the proper way to do self-care after an injury is but essential .  While we understand that the help of health and medical professionals may be best, remember that because it’s your body and your health we’re talking about, you have to  take full responsibility  for it - whether you like it or not.  As the proud makers of the  CHG First Air Self-Adherent Wrap Bandages , we’re to equip you with the most important things to remember if you want to recover from your injury at the soonest possible time:

Accidents are inevitable. And even if you say ‘you’re just at home’, no matter how hard you try to keep your houses safe, unfortunately though, the most common accidents happen there. But luckily, even though you’ve burned yourself while working in the kitchen, fallen down on a flight of stairs, had a heavy object fall on your toes, slipped on a wet bathroom floor, sprained your ankle while playing in the yard, or badly pulled a limb after lifting something improperly, it wasn’t something too serious to have you confined in the hospital. Yes, it’s painful and not to mention a burden; but you still have to be grateful that what happened to you is something you could treat and take care of in the comforts of your home (regardless if you’re living alone or with your family).

But keep in mind that your recovery is dependent on how you’re going to help yourself. If you want to recover without complications and bounce back to your normal activities a lot sooner, then knowing the proper way to do self-care after an injury is but essential.

While we understand that the help of health and medical professionals may be best, remember that because it’s your body and your health we’re talking about, you have to take full responsibility for it - whether you like it or not.

As the proud makers of the CHG First Air Self-Adherent Wrap Bandages, we’re to equip you with the most important things to remember if you want to recover from your injury at the soonest possible time:

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Know the RICE Method

Many people who were trained on doing First Aid are familiar with this. If not, this is something you should know too. If your injury isn’t too serious and doesn’t involve the eyes, you may do the RICE procedure:

  • R - est the injured area and immobilise it as possible

  • I - ce the injured area for at least 20 minutes

  • C - ompress the injured area by wrapping it with a reliable tape/wrap to prevent swelling

  • E - levate the injured area above the heart level


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Nourish your body well

Some may think that once they’re injured and taking their time to recover at home, it’s the perfect opportunity to gorge on sweets and junk food. But that shouldn’t be case. Your diet - everything you put inside your body - can make or break your (speedy) recovery. While we understand that you may not have the biggest appetite, but try your very best to make every meal count. Incorporate as much protein as you can because this ‘building block’ what your body needs to heal. Stay hydrated. Avoid fatty foods and those high in sugar.


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Relax and Be Patient

In this case, we’d have to take the cliche literally: ‘Time heals all wounds.’ Give yourself and your body enough time to heal. Rushing your recovery may only lead to further complications. Yes, you may have a ton of work piled up in your office or maybe your home’s a mess because you can’t do your normal tasks. But remember that nothing good would ever come out of forcing your body to recover. So take one day at a time. Be optimistic.


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Keep moving but ease into it

Rest is important in recovery but know that staying in bed 24/7 won’t speed up your recovery either. Begin with simple activities like walking around the house, watering some plants, or even tackling honey-dos that you have put off before before like organizing your closet. Just take extra precautions depending on your injury and rest whenever you need it. The important thing is, you’ll keep your blood flowing by moving.


Watch out for complications

Pay attention to what’s happening to your body. No symptom is too simple. Keep in mind that it is best to ask the silliest questions than not to ask at all. So if you feel any kind of pain, if you notice in your body something out of the ordinary, or if you simply think there’s something wrong, ask your physician immediately.


Don’t skimp on quality self-care tools

Yes, you’ve probably saved yourself from the hefty medical bills; but that doesn’t mean you can choose just any kind of medication or first aid equipment in order to lessen your expenses. We know that your budget is on your mind when these things happen because you can’t attend to your work or business. But also know that once you deprive yourself of top-quality medical supplies and self-care tools, you’re also slowing down your recovery or worse, leading yourself to complications. Don’t self-medicate, ask for prescriptions. Know the proper wound dressing and wrapping accessory your kind of injury needs. Trust only safe products from reliable brands.


Exactly like our very own Self-Adherent Elastic Bandage Wraps. With these water-resistant, lightweight, and breathable stretchy tapes, your sprains, strains, and other injuries are safe and secure. It has a controlled stretch that remains strong and stays in place without needing further re-adjustment. And unlike traditional gauze rolls and wraps, it’s designed to stick to itself (not your skin) without needing pins, clips, or adhesives.

So don’t entrust your recovery to just any tape or bandage wrap in the market. Choose only the California Home Goods Cohesive Bandage Tape.