In the Mobility world, I hear it often; ‘our bodies are really great at compensating for restrictions, tightness and injuries – then it just gives up’. Boom – you are seriously injured. Could be a knee, shoulder or hip. If you are lucky and smart about it, you recover and get back to doing what you want to. Unfortunately there are times when surgery is unavoidable.
The prospect of surgery is a tough thing to accept, specifically for those who very active athlete types. This is not the time to just give up and wait out the inevitable however. Our friends over at Mobility WOD shared a wonderful info graphic with us and we’d like to pass it on to you.
Working on your Mobility may very well go a long way to preventing injuries that may lead to surgery. This very same work may see the need for surgery alleviated altogether. But if you find yourself on the surgery route, understand that there is a great deal you can still be (and should be) doing.