Your body is the only thing standing between you and complete recovery when you’ve injured yourself. No painkillers or medications will heal you; your body must do that. There are therapies and treatments we can do to help the healing, but in the end, your body will heal in its own time. The healing process is incredibly complex, whether your injury is a tear, strain, sprain, or inflammation, and it can take much longer than you may realize. It is very common for the complete healing process to continue for over two years, even for minor injuries.
Our body’s ability to heal is remarkable. There are four main stages of healing that a soft tissue wound will travel through to heal. We hope this explanation will help you to understand the healing process better so you can recover more quickly and completely.