Where the whole topic starts to get complicated is with the fact that things like intense exercise can hurt just as much a burnt finger … but they’re good for us right !! And even more complex still because research shows that when you have back pain ( for eg.) it’s way better to keep moving through the pain than avoid it. To retrieve some simplicity lets just agree though that if we are truly injured (like broken leg injured) we aren’t supposed to push through.
The basic question people often pose to us is in the context of foot pain, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, hip pain, knee pain etc. ‘Shall I stop training / using it or should i rest it ?’
To Train Or Not To Train
If we ‘under-do’ it while our bodies are weakened or healing we risk making our situation worse.
The risks of undoing it include reduced blood flow to painful areas – muscle wasting – stiffening up of painful areas and in some cases the mild depression that comes through inactivity. All of the above are seriously not what you want when you have a stubborn pains like knee pain, heel pain, hip pain or plantar fasciitis: