Great insight and estimate from @dr.caleb.burgess. learn to respect the time it can take to recover, work around the injury there's often no need to completely stop training. But don't Just mask it with painkillers and keep training exactly as you were before.
☝️ One of the most common issues I encounter when helping people recover from an injury or from surgery is of the healing times of various tissues. Everyone wants to be better NOW, but this isn’t realistic. Tissue healing takes TIME. We can’t rush it. And it’s important to understand that tissues heal at different rates depending on their physical makeup and blood supply, among other things. Additional contributing factors, such as diabetes, age, poor nutrition, inadequate rest, etc can further delay the healing process.
📈 This chart shows the AVERAGE range of healing times for various tissues in the body, including different grades of tissue injury for muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It can serve not only as a guide but also a reminder that we can’t force our bodies to heal faster than physiologically possible. What we can do is OPTIMIZE the healing process by rehabbing appropriately, eating high quality food, getting adequate rest, and staying PATIENT and POSITIVE throughout the journey.
❤️ Save this chart as a reference and tag a friend recovering from injury who could use it too! Questions? Comments? I’m happy to help!
📚 Axe, M. J., & Shields, C. L. (2005). Potential Applications of Hyaluronans in Orthopaedics. Sports Medicine, 35(10), 853-864.
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