Tissue injury is one of the most common and widely known mechanisms of pain.
A tissue that includes joints, muscles, ligaments, or nerves can get injured through trauma and overuse. It then enters the first stage of healing called the inflammatory phase, where there’s going to be swelling and pain. Now, the key to successful healing is by getting rid of the irritating factor, reduce inflammation, modify activity, and facilitate healing. This can be done through passive measures such as ice and rest. But the most effective action that you can take is to move within the pain-free range of motion. Tissues usually heal within six to eight weeks depending on age and if you’re in pain longer than that period, then there could be other mechanisms at work.
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