Healing: the process of getting well
Besides the natural deterioration of your body’s ability to heal itself, there are other factors that can prevent you from healing properly.
A Disabling Injury impairs a person’s ability to perform day-to-day tasks and often shut people off from loved ones and activities they once enjoyed. This can be temporary or permanent. In some cases an injury can be so extreme that evasive actions, such as surgery, need to be made.
Inflammation supports the healing process, but sometimes it can be too much. Overwhelming inflammation over an extended period of time can lead to chronic pain from swelling, and shrinking of muscles surrounding the joint from under use.
If left untreated soft tissue can become less pliable and makes you more susceptible to further injury. Too much inflammation can also cause poor blood circulation to the injured area. This means your body is not getting the oxygen and nutrients it needs to heal. Oxygen is the most critical nutrient for energy production and healing. Without it, cells simply cannot repair.
Pain at any level can be stressful, but chronic pain sufferers often feel cut off from the rest of the world. Studies have shown that depression and stress can have an impact on your ability to heal.