Posture is one of the best ways to combat pain and to prevent pain from coming back. Remember to stand every 45 minutes. Most of the smartwatches will vibrate or notify when it is time to stand up, otherwise set an alarm. The following picture will describe how to set up your work station. Read more on this in our Home Workplace Ergonomics post.
For most sportspeople, this is the most difficult. As a sportsman myself I know how frustrating it is not to do sport or to train. Sometimes this is the best way to recover. Rather rest a couple of days than to re-injure yourself. Consequently, that can set you back for the rest of the season or longer than expected.
In conclusion, patient compliance is a vital part in the recovery process.