Fast forward to today, three years removed from playing, my body is healthier than it has ever been. My mobility is returning, my serious injuries have all healed, and I'm looking forward to a long and healthy life.
Rehabbing my own body has taught me that all of our bodies, after millions of years of evolution, have developed patterns, and if you want to live a healthy life you need to be aware of these laws of nature.
Modern footwear (especially athletic footwear), that 99% of the population is wearing, is misaligning our bodies and creating unnatural movement patterns. The result is a population-wide epidemic of foot, ankle, knee, hip, and low back issues (to name a few).