I was injured last August in my taekwondo training. My foot was casted because there has been a little crack on my 2nd-3rd metatarsal and it was taken off last September. I really REALLY want to train again, but I'm still afraid and nervous. I'm stretching here at home and still taking vitamins for the bones. When do I get to train again? (it's my 4th month since the injury) :(
Without getting into the medical issues, I can offer some ideas for you to do while you are on the mend. How you achieve "on the mend" is out of scope for this site (medical advice), but what you can do while, rather then for, being on the mend is a very different thing.
Here are some things you can do:
- Be a patient, and be patient
Like a textbook or encyclopedia about your style (see links)
From authors writing about your style (eg, Sang Kim, Dr Kyu Hung Lee)
About other styles (eg Dr Jwing Ming Yang)
About healing methods and injury avoidance
About stretching (eg, Tom Kurz)
Other ("The Way of Kata" (Kane, Wilder); Sun Tzu; others)
Videos on forms and applications (Iain Abernethy, John Burke)
Competitive-grade performance for board breaking and forms, maybe you can get ideas on using their technique?
Meaning of advancement in your style
Terms and phrases in Taekwondo
Learn basic Korean
Ask the instructor how you might help the dojang while you are on the mend
Good luck, and feel better!