Injured. At what point do you give up and rest?

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Injured. At what point do you give up and rest?
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Mon, 05-16-2011 - 9:49am

Ugg. I've been working out for years as I know everyone else here has and from time to time I will injure something. My typical response is to ignore it and keep working out, but all too often I wind up with something even worse that could have been prevented had I stopped working out and taken a week or so off. I'm not getting any younger and I keep telling myself that I can't do this anymore and I must rest an injury.

Does anyone else struggle with this and if so, how do you make yourself stop?

Karla
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Registered: 04-05-2002
Mon, 05-16-2011 - 10:07am

This is one of my biggest challenges. I never take a break until it's too late.






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Registered: 04-07-2008
Mon, 05-16-2011 - 10:53am
lol that book sounds very interesting and so true!

I'm talking about the overuse/little aches and pains and oh boy-mine is a hip issue too. I too know to stop with acute injuries but it's the small stuff that usually gets me in trouble. I spent all winter jogging on the treadmill and slowly but surely the little aches and pains in my hips grew to one big pain in my hip. As usual, I just kept going until I had an injury that required a doc's attention. Of course his advice was rest and ibruprofen so why couldn't I have just done that from the start?! I know better but every time I take a chance that the small aches and pains will go away and they are beginning to not go away more often than not. lol Thankfully I do not get them often so you'd think I would have learned by now.

Karla
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Mon, 05-16-2011 - 11:34am

If there's ever sharp hip pain, especially on impact, I'd rest.






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Registered: 04-07-2008
Mon, 05-16-2011 - 11:55am
lol I had a stress fracture in the top of my foot a couple of years aog and kept ignoring it too until finally I had no choice but to go to the doc when I couldn't get my shoe off one day. Had I rested/iced/NSAID from the day it occured I would have saved myself not only money but a lot of time and pain.

I only know of one person ever with a squeaky hip and it's because his is artificial. You'll have to let us know if you figure out what it is.

Karla
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Registered: 04-05-2002
Mon, 05-16-2011 - 12:46pm

When I google squeaky hip, I only get artificial hip hits!






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Registered: 04-07-2008
Mon, 05-16-2011 - 1:05pm
How interesting! Hope it isn't some sort of warning.

Karla
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Registered: 04-05-2002
Mon, 05-16-2011 - 1:20pm

See, this is all part of that aging!






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Registered: 04-07-2008
Mon, 05-16-2011 - 9:02pm
lol. Exactly! At 20 I wouldn't have even slowed down but here I find myself babying my hip just in case now. I know people my age who have had knee and hip replacements and I just can't go there. {{shudder}}

Karla
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Registered: 05-08-2006
Mon, 05-16-2011 - 10:01pm

I have to say that I never seem to stop working out, just try to find something else that I can do.

I had a Jones fracture in my foot a couple years ago - it happened on Thursday and Tuesday I was at the gym on crutches to lift weights - within three weeks, with doctor's permission, I was swimming.

Even when I had surgery six months later, and was confined to my house for five weeks, I still did light weight lifting and Pilates...

So I guess I am obsessed...

SJ

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Registered: 09-25-2003
Tue, 05-17-2011 - 6:58am

Of course!

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