What to Know about the Injury Healing Process
Healing from an injury is never an easy task. It takes time, patience, dedication, and the power of human will. These are not easy to come by particularly in the face of pain from an injury but there are things you can do to help you overcome your setbacks and start your journey to healing. Below is everything you need to know about the injury healing process.
It takes time
Recovering from an injury does not happen overnight. There are some injuries that just require an ice pack regimen from recovery, but even those healing processes take time within the human body. Our bodies respond to slow and steady more readily than forcing it to do what takes time. The time you spend in the injury healing process should not be stressful either. Take time to rest and relieve yourself from the duties you may have at work, at school, and even family and friend activities. Take this time to slow down and learn the signals your body is giving you. Some days the road to recovery will fly by and other days, your body’s response may tell you that you need to slow down. Listen to the signals your body is giving you and do not despise the time it may take. Ignoring your body’s attempts to get you to slow down will only impede on the recovery process.
Diet and Exercise Are not Exempt
During the injury healing process, the stress of the situation can lead many to binge eating and other unhealthy habits. It is crucial to keep your body in a state of health by being mindful of your diet and exercise during this time of recovery. Be sure to eat foods that will give you energy and strength to continue rebuilding your body and muscles. Eating foods that are full of sugar and non-essential nutrients will only cause further decay. Eating nutrient-rich foods will rebuild the body and will also give you the necessary stamina for exercise.
Do not count out exercise, but keep in mind that high intensity workouts need to be placed on the back burner until you are fully recovered or get doctor permission. Low intensity exercise is not prohibited in most cases and can help the body build strength to propel the healing process.
Peptides As Potential Recovery Agents
According to countless research studies, some peptides have been thought to produce results that could potentially lead to healing an injury in a quicker amount of time. The peptide TB-500 (Thymosin Beta-4), although not studied in humans, has been shown through recent research in mice and rats to lead to a quicker recovery time. This particular peptide has also been studied to show improved results in cardiovascular health, muscle recovery, blood vessel growth and cell regeneration. As mentioned, in the studies done on rats and mice, the results have shown promising advances for the future. This peptide has not yet been approved for human use. Much more research needs to be done.
Do not Neglect A Specialist
Seeing a specialist during the healing process in injury recovery is of utmost importance. A specialist is certified to instruct patients on the particulars of their injury. Whether it is attending rehab or seeing a physical therapist, there are professionals that have made it their life’s work to aid in helping you recover faster. Speak to your doctor or ask for a referral to see a specialist in regard to your injury. A specialist working alongside your medical team could help speed up the time frame for recovery.
Take it Day by Day
Injury recovery is a process and it is important to take it day by day. There will be setbacks and disappointments but do not let it stop you from attaining your healing goals. Take baby steps and give yourself grace in the waiting.