Recovering from an injury can be an arduous process that takes time and for some, it can take longer than expected.
Why is that?
There are many factors that influence the way that you recover and the time it takes. For instance, your age, weight, general wellbeing and state of health prior to being injured will have a major influence on your recovery and how long it will take you to bounce back.
During the acute phase of injury, the following factors will contribute in either facilitating or hindering your recovery.
- Amount of sleep and Quality of sleep
- Level of inflammation
- Stress levels
All of the above will have a role to play in your recovery following the acute phase of injury in the first 24-48 hours. So it is important that you make sure you get a good sleep, this is when the body repairs itself and injury is tiring stuff because the body is working hard to repair damage, which requires energy. So it is important that you rest, minimise stress levels, maximise your nutrition and hydrate yourself. All these things will help the body to do what it does best, which is heal itself. But sometimes we are impatient and we let life get in the way, which actually can hinder your recovery.