How Long Does It Take


Many people with nagging running or other athletic injuries underestimate how long things take to get better sometimes. If we aren’t realistic with healing times, it can lead to a difficult recovery. We chase a “quick fix” that may not be there rather than staying the course and doing the work to improve. Sometimes we worry and stress about our condition which makes it seem worse as “something must be really wrong” if its not better yet. Sometimes we dive into aggressive procedure with mixed outcomes too soon. Here is a great infographic from Tom Goom with some average healing times for certain injuries. And here is a link to the complete study. Keep this in mind when you are searching for answers to your pain.

Grading and building load tolerance are important concepts to return from these types of injuries. Taking the time to calm tissues down and then rebuild their tolerance is important. Understanding realistic time frames can help.

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