For the last 8 months I’ve been dealing with a combination of injuries that pretty much put me out of action entirely. Firstly, an ankle issue stopped me from performing my usual cardio routine and then shoulder bursitis (the inflammation of a small gland in the shoulder) stopped me from doing most bodyweight exercises.
I made some mistakes on my road-to-recovery and experienced a few abortive attempts at working out, generally doing more damage to myself and adding another couple of weeks to my recovery time. It was frustrating and I only had my own impatience to blame.
I’m taking it steady now, building my strength slowly and carefully. My physiotherapist recommended a couple exercises to correct a muscle mismatch in my shoulders (the root cause of the bursitis) and a podiatrist made new insoles for my shoes to rectify the ankle issue. Thanks to their help I’m running again and performing light calisthenics exercises everyday.