Over the years I've collected a variety of injuries that never completely heal and continue to nag at me decades later. There is one point in my shoulder grid that I initially damaged when I was training to make a swim from Alcatraz.
A few years after that, I tore out a bunch of tendons in the first minute of my introduction to snowboarding. Which, BTW, I have never tried since; I switched to skiing.
I was introduced to the term "behavior modification" by my physical therapist after my knee surgery for a torn meniscus. I of course ignored his advice and have had a widely disparate set of results.
I've never had knee issues, in spite of doing any number of activities which would invite complications. I have seriously damaged both ankles and then figured out how to make them "bullet-proof" through a variety of exercises.
My hands and wrists have been a bit funky over the years. I once went to a doctor for pain in my hand, to find out that I had an "extra" bone in my hand. One that I'd always had apparently, but wasn't an issue until I got older. The answer, again a version of "behavior modification", don't do thinks that hurt your hand.
Like, jujitsu, trapeze, hand balancing, juggling, etc. etc.
My lower back is in a regular flux of recovery.
However, the body part that I have the most issues with are my shoulders. It's a complicated and fragile joint system, subject to all sorts of stress and over-use issues. But it's gotten to the point where I can't remember which shoulder I hurt and how or when.
Cart in Front of the Horse
One would think, at this point I had learned my lesson many times over.
Yeah....not so much.
Once again I jumped back into training and playing, like I was ten years ago.
I'm not sure if it was jujitsu, staff spinning, juggling knives, playing with a bunch of my new "strong-man" equipment or perhaps lifting my new Atlas ball that ended up tweaking my shoulder.
I do know that it was in a yoga class that things came to a head and I realized I had once again jumped back in too fast, too soon and too hard.