Great question. 34 pounds and 17% body fat ago, I was in a lot of pain... in fact, I'd say 8/10 pain in most joints in my body. It was terrible, and I was 23 years old.
Through simple muscle balancing exercises and good judgment, I was able to lose all of my unwanted body fat and regain my self-confidence. I'd like you to be able to do the same thing.
The best thing to do if you're injured is learn to work around it. You're creating a faster and better healing environment for your body in doing so. By driving more circulation everywhere in your body through exercising non-injured body parts, you're improving oxygen saturation to the injured tissue, and you'll heal faster.
It makes sense to get moving. Use good judgment, involve your doctor or physical therapist if it makes sense, and ask questions, but be sure you get started and take action right away.
Dr. Kareem F. Samhouri