I am an avid tennis and platform tennis player but have been on hold due to plantar fasciitis for the past 5 months now. Thankfully, I decided to devote myself to yoga. Since practicing yoga (daily), I do feel more at ease in my body and am more open with less pain. I still haven’t “kicked” the plantar problem 100% and have not returned to tennis yet. I am torn about returning to tennis at some point, feeling it maybe too hard on the body and cause more harm on the body down the road.
I am curious to the opinions of others. Do you feel athletic sports after a certain age could do more harm than good? I am 55 and notice more clearly how my fellow tennis friends walk with limps, talk about their injuries,surgeries, etc. I hope to be mobile for decades without a walker and cannot help but wonder if sports do the body more harm than good.