Playing Through the Pain? Not a Good Idea
Summary: Playing while hurt conveys a warrior mentality to sports. But doing so could lead to a life-changing injury.You see athletes - professional, college or high school - playing their sport while hurt. How often have you watched the team physician run out on the field and then the athlete gets up and continues play? Probably more times than you can count. But is this a good idea? What if that athlete was your child? Or you? Would you play through the pain? Playing while hurt conveys a real warrior mentality to sports. Unfortunately, doing so could lead to a life-changing injury. In this segment of Train Your Body, Melanie Cole, MS, and Dr. Mike Bergeron, PhD, dispel the myth of this "hero" attitude and explain the dangers of sucking it up and playing through the pain.