Some pain cannot be seen by the naked eye. Can you see on my ankle what has caused me to stop running for a month now? No one knows what I am feeling inside or how it has affected my life.
I have adjusted my workouts and have been very strict with my diet to accommodate for lack of exercise intensity. So anyone looking at me wouldn’t know what I have been enduring.
Like many, hiding my pain has been my survival mechanism. Making adjustments to live with the pain has been another way to manage my life. I am not sure why we do this? I don’t know what makes us wired to hide pain or especially to live with it.
I know that my ankle pain will eventually go away as it is getting better and better with rest and that is what I am doing to heal myself. What are you doing with your pain? How are you healing yourself? How do you handle your pain?