For almost one-fifth of people who exercise, “no pain, no gain” is a constant mantra. According to a new survey of over 2,000 adults performed by the Jewett Orthopedic Institute in Orlando, Florida, almost 20 percent of adults experience pain while exercising. That same percentage – 18 percent – of adults push through pain on a regular basis instead of resting or getting their pain checked out by a physician. While some soreness can be expected after exercising, especially when it is the first time you have worked out in a while, sometimes pain and injuries can get worse if you continue to train through them. Many people avoid going to the doctor out of fear they will be told they need surgery or that they must stop exercising. Fortunately, if an injury is diagnosed and treated early, most people can avoid surgery and return to training faster than if they let it linger.
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The Injuries That Changed Sports Forever
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