Physical conditioning may delay the onset of pain. Physical conditioning, healthy diet, and correct amount of rest increase pain tolerance.
Training with an Injury If you train in Taekwondo, you will get injured. Permanent injuries are rare, but minor injuries happen all the time. Minor injuries not just painful and inconvenient, if neglected, they can have a lasting negative effect on overall physical and mental health. The first thing a Taekwondo student with an minor injury considers is "Will it interfere with my training schedule?"
- Firstly, any serious injury, or any injury causing acute, unfamiliar, or sustained pain must receive prompt medical attention. A doctor will be able to prescribe the necessary treatment and make any special recommendations regarding reduced physical activity.
- Secondly, get to know your injury and the limits it places on you. Your doctor will be able to help you with this, but with a little effort, you will develop an intimate and detailed knowledge of what makes "it" hurt.\
- Thirdly, avoid doing whatever it is that makes "it" hurt! Rest your injury and work around it during your regular training. If you have twisted an ankle, concentrate on the timing of your punches and forget footwork for a while. Although this step appears reasonable, it is often the most difficult to follow and overlooking it could prolong the heeling process or even make the injury worse.