“I’m continuing to struggle months after my stress fracture is ‘healed’ with new pain areas and fearing it is a recurrence of the original injury. How do I mentally get over that hurdle?” —Liisa
“I’m currently in transition from return to function towards return to play and every little flare gives me the jitters, if you happen to have any input on navigating. 🙏”
“I think fear of reinjury is big too. Like, I don’t even know if I want to try getting back to running and surfing—or if that’s just fear—so help on thinking through those tough decisions.”
This week, co-host and mental skills coach Carrie Jackson answers not one, but three, questions from listeners.
Your brain is hard-wired to protect your body, she explains. Once an injury exposes your vulnerability and raises your inner alarms, it’s hard to turn them off. But with focus and intention, you can work to overcome fears of reinjury and return to your sport—or not—on your own terms.
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