The body uses pain to warn us that something is wrong in our life, that we made a wrong turn somewhere, that something isn't right. We feel like we are abusing our bodies.
A common cause for joint problems that athletes have, are sensory-motor amnesia (SMA) and an increased muscle tone that distorts correct and fluid pelvis and torso movement.
We are raised and taught that we need to do something constantly. This belief stems from modern consumer society. We surrender to it only if our body and feelings cannot influence our thoughts, decisions, and actions.
In the treatment and reduction of the probability of recurrence of injury in the AEQ method, the rule is that the movement must first be normalized, then optimized, and finally improved. The injury alone, caused by sports, shows inconsistency, maladaptation and inefficiency in movement that would be optimal for this sport.
As an experienced cyclist and a long-time owner of a bicycle shop, I have often observed the consequences of the wrong approach to sports and the wrong motive for success in sports with my clients. Most of the time, the runner wanted to buy a bike to relieve the knees and tendons, as he was advised - a friend, an orthopedist, a physiotherapist.
The reason behind the painful movement is that it is too big of a disorder, not enough control over your body and lack of feeling, all of which the body warns us about.
With too many unwanted results, injuries, rapid mood swings, chronic fatigue, and an emotional inability to deal with disordered interpersonal relationships, we need to honestly ask and look for answers to why we exercise or train this way.
Life has been long and increasingly alienated from the body and the natural laws and rules by which the body must function. That's why we constantly face more and more obstacles in a shorter period, which creates a larger need for the ego to intervene – that's how the ego takes the main role in the body-subconscious-conscious system.