From Novice to Pro: What Athletes Need to Know About Their Pain from From Novice to Pro: What Athletes Need to Know About Their Pain

From Novice to Pro: What Athletes Need to Know About Their Pain

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From Novice to Pro: What Athletes Need to Know About Their Pain

Pain is a feeling triggered in the nervous system. The perception of it is highly individual and depends on a lot of factors. Some may feel it as discomfort, others as agony. It may be sharp or dull; it may come and go; or it may be constant.Whatever the case, pain is one of the most important sensations a person can feel, especially athletes because they need to be acutely aware of their bodies, says Dr. Aneesh Singla, Harvard-trained, DC-area pain specialist and the author of Why It Hurts: A Physician’s Insights on the Purpose of Pain, which comes out on May 9.

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