OK, this is the last post on this subject, I promise 🙂
There is a certain attitude in martial arts, that we don’t like to give in to pain or to complain about it. We just soldier on. But if you are suffering any kind of joint of pain or discomfort, get it properly checked. I would recommend a good Osteopath, Chiropractor, Podiatrist or something similar rather than an ordinary doctor (known as a General Practitioner [GP] in the UK). My personal experience is that when it comes to any kind of sports or physical activities injury, the GP will just tell you not to do it any more. Well it makes his job easier!
That of course is not a satisfactory answer to a martial artist who wants his/her martial art to be a lifetime study. Also (in my personal experience) the GP tends to look only at the symptoms and not what might actually be causing the problem. Continue reading “Martial Arts Training With Joint Injuries (Part 3)”