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You can’t rush it, but healing speeds up on its own 

Paul Ingraham ARCHIVEDMicroblog posts are archived and rarely updated. In contrast, most long-form articles on PainScience.com are updated regularly over the years.

If you’re recovering from a injury, I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that there’s probably nothing you can do to rush it. There are whole industries devoted to selling the hope of accelerated recovery — and few examples of it actually working.

The good news is that the prognosis for most painful problems is good without any help. In fact, as things get better, you can usually count on getting better faster. You can’t rush it, but healing speeds up on its own. I recently rewrote and modernized my article on this topic:

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