Injury 101: What You Need To Know When You’re Hurt

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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.

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    • Nick Connor

      Your comments are right on the money!! I ruptured BOTH achilles tendons while training, and with the benefit of hindsight, should have heeded the many pain and warning signals I was getting from my body. During surgery, because the anesthesia was administered as an epidural into my spine, I was awake and conversing with the surgeon during the process. Looking at my severed left tendon, he told me that I had been functioning with only about 10% of the tendon intact…that I had done a majority of the damage weeks before and had not given the pain I felt at that time enough respect! Just because you can continue doesn’t mean that you should!!