This will be shorter than usual (I have a tendency towards the long winded side of writing).
We have people dealing with injuries all the time. It is a natural part of exercise, of movement, or living. Our bodies go through stress daily and it is inevitable that issues will arise.
Firstly, do not let this discourage you. Injuries are simply your body telling you to slow down, take a step back, fix some issues, and then work back up towards your goals. They DO NOT mark the end of your fitness program and routine. If you let go of your fitness you are throwing away your life, your ability to be mobile, healthy , and active!
The next point: if you are healthy and follwoing a fitness program, you need to be treating the injuries you do not yet have. Thats right, treat your body right, treat it like an injury is around the corner.
How? Have hot tubs/hot baths frequently. Make sure you are maintaining your flexibility through proper movement prep and exercise. Ensure you are eating a healthy, well-balanced diet. Ice sore joints before it gets serious. Pace yourself, remember time off exercise is JUST AS IMPORTANT as the exercise you perform.
But please – do not let your fitness fall to the wayside because of an injury. You can work around it. If you can’t, how are you going to maintain a quality o flife that is active, healthy, fit, and fun?