Coping with a Sports Injury

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Mental strategies for a faster recovery include knowledge and patience.

Frequently athletes react to injuries with wide range of emotions including denial, anger, and even depression. An injury often seems unfair to anyone who has been physically active and otherwise healthy. Although your feelings are real, it’s important to move beyond the negative and find more positive strategies to cope with this setback. In many cases dealing gracefully with an injury will make you a more focused, flexible, and resilient athlete.

Here’s the full article on About.com.

27 thoughts on “Coping with a Sports Injury

  • February 2, 2009 at 7:23 am
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    Great post, while i as searching for blogs, i found yours on Yahoo , that was what i was looking for, great blog, Stumble UP :) Andy – Chicago Area

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  • March 29, 2009 at 5:35 pm
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    Thanks for reading. Be sure to check out Dr. Kristen Dieffenbach’s interview on “Overtraining and Under Recovery.” Also, Jordan Hamson’s post on the use of imagery for healing.

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  • May 9, 2009 at 12:23 pm
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    I’m really pleased that I found your blog. I?ve found a few good tips here – I?ll be a regular visitor from now!

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  • May 12, 2009 at 3:26 am
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    I really liked your article. Very informative. Keep up the good work.

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  • May 12, 2009 at 1:57 pm
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    Interesting subject. What you think about this, have some thoughts. Let’s continue the conversation and discuss.

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  • June 10, 2009 at 4:09 pm
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    Its awful when you’re in that hole with depression, but I believe you can climb out of it, its a long journey but boy is it worth it, as the suffering and the experience in the long term becomes an asset. Would you agree?

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    • June 10, 2009 at 6:08 pm
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      Hi Ollie,
      Thanks for the vine. You are right. Its doable, but takes time and a lot of work. Many people think that medication is the magic bullet…but medication doesn’t change our attitudes, doesn’t help us understand the gifts that come from the wounds or any of the growth necessary to really put depression in perspective. Also, when people spend an inordinate amount of time in ‘coulda, shoulda, woulda’ land…they don’t use the now moment in a productive way. Read this post on P3 Thinking – you’ll like it. http://149.28.13.162/~drstephe/podiumperformanceacademy.com/2007/04/15/p3-thinking-conditioning-yourself-mentally/
      Doc

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  • June 11, 2009 at 3:32 pm
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  • June 11, 2009 at 10:20 pm
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    I really wanted to set something up like this for quite some time now!
    Thanks a ton!

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  • June 12, 2009 at 9:04 am
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  • June 26, 2009 at 5:52 am
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    The article is usefull for me. I??ll be coming back to your blog.

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  • June 26, 2009 at 6:50 am
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    I don?t normally comment on blogs but your post was a real call to action. Thank you for a great read, I will be sure to bookmark your site and check in now and again.

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  • June 28, 2009 at 7:43 am
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    I have read a similar topic in other blog in wordpress, they talking about this blog

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  • June 28, 2009 at 9:25 am
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    Great post! Just wanted to let you know you have a new subscriber- me!

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    • June 28, 2009 at 4:11 pm
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      thanks for the support. let us know what else you’d like to see.

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  • December 22, 2013 at 5:18 pm
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    Hi John,
    Its always a good idea to make some plans on a longer term. Its wise for a 1st year NFL Rookie to begin the process of a retirement plan from professional football – and – a really good agent will see that that happens. Because injuries are a way of life in sports – that plan should likely involve education, a healthy set of other interests and things to give each athlete a sense of themselves as a well rounded person who plays a sport vs. someone who’s only identity is wrapped up in that sport.

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