I did a dumb thing. I stomped the ground. Such a simple, but grand movement.
It was a finishing move after a simple defense. I stomped the ground near my partner’s head simulating a final strike to their face. And then… a little twinge in my heel. No big deal. I’ve felt countless twinges in Krav Maga. It’s usually nothing more than a temporary pain. A few minutes or a few hours. Maybe overnight.
For the first few days, the pain continued to grow. Eventually, I was hobbling around in my most-supportive sneakers trying not to put pressure on my foot.
I’ve taken some time away from Krav Maga this past week to rest it. I picked up a foot bra* at my local drug store and within a day the pain started to recede.
It finally feels better and I’m almost at 100% again.
This week, I’ll be heading back into the gym, but I’m taking extra precautions to prevent re-injury.
Some take aways:
- Even the smallest, silliest movements can cause injuries. First and foremost, practice safely.
- When your body says stop. You should stop. Take a break. Practice patience.
- If you didn’t know already, feet are really important body parts if you want to walk.