We all get injured. Muscle strains. Tendonitis. Stress fractures. The list goes on for runners! Not to mention we also have to deal with all the regular life injuries that others have to cope with like headaches, lower back pain and shoulder issues.
Yet, doesn’t it seem that certain people recover faster from injury than others? Even if two people have exactly the same injury, and do exactly the same things to manage it, the healing time can still be drastically different.
So what separates us? There is no doubting that physical characteristics, such as age and level of fitness, can impact recovery time. However, if all things physical are held equal, healing times for the same injury can STILL differ drastically.
Why is this? One possible explanation: the influence of the mind.