My ankle pain connected to my knee pain
My knee pain connected to my hip pain
My hip pain connected to back pain
With all that pain I still somehow manage to walk, sort of run, and surf.
Until you get the creeping pain you don’t always realize just how connected your whole body really is. Injuries are a great reminder of the connection because once you get one boo boo it manages to knock everything else out of what.
It is pretty impressive how your body will compensate and use other parts as you heal. Unfortunately this compensation can mean problems down the line. The worst part is you don’t even know you are compensating. It just feels normal to you. You find out later when the pain in your ankle turns into pain into your knee which turns into something in your hip and finally it lands in your lower back.
In the end you have to answer a few questions. What is the price of playing? Is it just a little bit of pain or something more?