Take the rest and give it a chance to get better. I doubt a doctor's going to do much to address such a problem other than surgery or anti-inflammatories or painkillers. I don't think they've got anything else in their toolbox, though I may be wrong.
I don't think you need to hurry into exercise.
I would take two or three Alexander Technique lessons and see what a teacher can tell you about how you're using yourself. We all tend to develop bad habits over time, holding a little too much tension here or there, leaning forwards or back more than necessary (and stopping ourselves falling over from that with extra tension), having antagonistic muscle-pulls going on. Once you add the excess weight you're still carrying and the additional volume of exercise and perhaps extra hurry, which again tends to interfere with how smoothly you move, I'd think you would multiply the effects of that.Any ideas?
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