Any injury that takes you out of your game, whether that’s league soccer or a daily jog, can leave you feeling frustrated and powerless. But, in reality, you’re still in charge. John-Paul Rue, M.D., a board-certified orthopedic sports medicine surgeon with Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, believes that up to 60 percent of recovery is driven by the patient and their willingness to actively participate in their own rehabilitation. But that’s a big responsibility, and, frankly, you could screw it up. Here are some of the most common recovery mistakes — and how to avoid them.
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