“If something hurts, does that mean I shouldn’t do it?”

September 9, 2021

Not necessarily.  A complicated question with a complex answer:  but basically, it depends.  It depends on if you had a fresh (new) injury vs. a pain you have been gradually experiencing over time; depends on what the activity is and how great the pain is; and if there are any benefits of the movement that outweigh associated discomfort.