I guess this could be a personal question and a broad one.
How would you prevent injury?
I personally weigh in at 118kgs (~18st 8lbs) but am not fat. I go to the gym and have very large and dense bones. My Granddad was a professional South African swimmer, Mum professional South African basketball player, so sports is in the genes.
I guess what I'm trying to get at is that I'm currently sat at my desk at my workplace avoiding doing any sort of work and my body is throbbing in pain. I can currently feel the top middle of my back feeling like the vertebrae have to have some sort of work done to them, both knees are throbbing and I'm almost certain the grinding feeling when walking is not normal. I've got a fractured finger on my right hand, and a serious sprain on the other and two extreme short Achilles tendons. Luckily nothing wrong with internal organs or anything like that.
Is it bad that I am still playing cricket 3 times a week on top of training? When I get onto the field for anything all these pains seems to disappear in the enthusiasm of it all, but I know before I start that tomorrow I will be feeling **** and be in a lot of pain..
Does anybody else have these sorts of aches and pains constantly, how do you combat them? Are standard fish oils okay to be using or should I seek professional advice(never really been my cup of tea)?
By the way, I'm only 20 and realise that I'm going to be in some serious pain later on in life, but I love cricket too much to stop.