Training with injuries
A week ago i suffered a serious elbow dislocation - throwwing a punch in the air of all things - and the next day, when it was being pulled (tugged and wrenched - commonly called 'manipulation') back into alignment, a bone spur apparently broke off and is now stuck/jammed in the joint. I am waiting for surgery - and so typing this is a bit of a hassle.
Training through injuries is something i have always done - unless I can't walk, and even then, i try to do something. this keeps you in good tone - and helps with post-op recovery. i have had four operations on my knees - and the last two saw me back on the mat within a week of surgery. this is largely due to the fact that i kept up good muscle tone right up to the day of surgery. So as long as we don't make the injury worse - i always suggest to people, 'push on' , find a way to train with the injury. it may even give you a chance to work other parts , areas of your game, that you would have otherwise neglected.
here's hoping you are all off to a good start in 2006.
See you on the mat soon,