What to Do When Your Injury Is Not Healing?
Oh Do I get this question a lot. First, if you are injured or in pain you are already too late. Pain and discomfort is a symptom of a problem that has been there and is often the very last sign. Its like your body has been in dysfunction for a while but now your body is crying for help (aka Pain).
If your injury is not healing there are a few steps your need to do.
- Seek a professional to help you with the treatment. There is a lot of research that shows the faster you seek care the better the outcomes. You do not want this injury to go chronic as it will lead to a longer treatment time, possible further complications and compensation of the body.
- If it is not healing fast enough you need to do something different. For example if you are stretching a lot, you also need to strengthen and vice versa. Have you given your injury the amount of a time and have you actually dedicated the time to exercise/rehab it?
- Is what you are doing helping it? If you are not doing the correct exercise and/or getting the results you want chances are it is not helping. Switch it up!
- Nutrition is the foundation for all our cells. Promoting better health by actually eating foods and an anti-inflammatory diet can and will help your body heal faster.