Chances are you won’t read this until and unless you suspect you’re hurt. That’s human nature. Athletes get hurt, but it won’t happen to us, right? Until it does. If you’re living an active lifestyle, you’ll likely face an injury eventually. Plan for that with the same attention you plan for your successes. Getting back on track is dependent on taking proper care immediately.
I’m recovering from a serious sports injury that required surgery so I learned the hard way, but you don’t have to. With my 20/20 hindsight I know I could have avoided surgery if I’d responded more quickly to pain, and recovered faster if I’d known more about how to deal with injury.