Injuries, and life stuff happens. As a Physical Therapist I see a lot of this. You can’t be active, let alone try to wash your hair or the dishes. Bums you out. Like this kid.
Unlike kids who usually have parents reminding them what they should and should not do. Adults have a tendency to ignore the injury, and keep up with their “to do” list or sport activity. Or worse, if they are in a cast or brace hobble around with a grimace on their face.
During this time the best thing you can do for yourself is slow down. I know, easier said than done ( I have been there myself). I hear all kinds of complaints when I say this.
The body will heal, but you have to give it the opportunity. Patience is key. (Can’t you hear a little Gun’s and Roses in the background…)
Focus on other things during this down time. Finally finish that book, catch a movie, play a board game with your kids. Eat healing nutritious foods. You will actually heal faster this way.
When you are healed (the amount of time depends on severity and type of tissue injured), add activity and life things back slowly. Allow the body to adapt and grow strong again.