From the little we know about you from this pain quiz, it seems likely that your problem is:
Well it means that your tissues have likely sustained trauma from overload or repetitive strain. This has resulted in very sensitive tissues locally that don’t really want any load applied to them, or to be taken through a specific movement.
Depending on the type of tissue that is damaged and the severity of that damage, this will predict how long it will take to heal. It isn't a "no pain, no gain" situation, so you shouldn't attempt push through the pain until it has been properly assessed. Having said that, you don't want to be taking full bed rest either. Studies repeatedly show that keeping the tissue moving is best, whilst gradually exposing them to more activity. So finding a balance between rest and gentle activity is crucial.
Most tissue irritations will resolve themselves in 1-6 weeks. However, if you're finding this has become persistent then there is very likely something small you are doing in your daily habits that is keeping it from recovering. The key is to understand the simple rules for tissue health and apply them to your routine. We have two ways we might be able to help you with this...
If you want to learn more, I’ve designed a short email series on the subject that aims to help you learn what you can do about managing this type of problem. Just put your details in the box by clicking this link and I will send the series to you.
If you want to get on and get to improving your situation there is nothing like a professional pair of eyes on the problem, enabling us to fully assess the tissue and give you the best management plan. So why not take advantage of our Free Assessment or Pain Management services by clicking the Book Now link below.
In the meantime, I hope you found this page interesting and that you’ll be back to full activity soon.