Athletes develop grit over time. It improves their ability to deal with pain and other challenges. It allows them to overcome almost anything that comes their way en route to breakthrough performance. However, it can also make them ignore obvious signs that their body is trying to tell them.
Overuse injuries are common because athletes like to train hard day in and day out. While consistency is indeed the key to improvement, one must not push so hard as to break in the process. Rest and recovery have their place. If there are chronic aches and pains, then they have to be managed right away so that they don’t become debilitating injuries.
A visit to a Canberra sports physio should be part of the regular schedule. This can be daily, weekly, or monthly depending on access, need, and funding.