The way your body perpetuates and increases physical pain is quite logical and systematic, because the body follows certain natural physical, chemical and bio-mechanical laws.
In order to start to feel better and start the healing process, the body relies on the same logical and systematic process. However, many things can impede or even stop the natural healing responses of the body: lack of physical awareness, not understanding how the body heals, misdiagnosis, mistreatment, lack of exercise, fear of exercise, excess of exercise, wrong exercise, use of ice instead of heat, dehydration and more.
Dealing with all that can be truly overwhelming and might make you feel like you have no idea where to start. But there is one thing that you can start doing right now that will help every single effort you make to feel better: improve your mindset.
Focusing on what does not work creates stress and increases fear.
Stress and fear create physical tension in the connective tissue/fascia. Forceful attempts to correct the condition have the opposite effect, and under physical stress, the area in trouble protects itself by creating more tightness and more resistance. Therefore, pain is increased and, so far, your efforts to release the pain have lead to more trouble.
Now, this it is not your fault! You cannot do what you do not know yet.
And if you do not know about the physical strategies that ignite and then sustain the physical healing process, you cannot use them to start healing your body.
Rucsandra Mitrea, Founder of mitreawellness.com
P.S. Speaking of what you focus on, here’s a checklist to help you determine where you are on your healing journey: 99 Ways To Significantly Reduce Pain. Simply download it and check off the things you are doing already. Start today and add the rest one at a time.