Above we described the perfect healing cycle. As we presented it, there is a clear path from being injured to getting better. For many people though, their injury never seems to heal. This is because in reality we don't just injure ourselves once. After the first injury we constantly re-injure ourselves and this process stops us from getting better.
People almost never let their body heal. Sometimes people have no choice, sometimes people just don't know any better. When you are injured, your body has to go through the process above. There is no short-cut. All these stages take place and they all take time. They take a long time. Regardless, people tend to overstrain their injury before it has healed sufficiently and they constantly re-injure themselves. You're re-injuring yourself every time you feel that 'pain'. You move a certain way and feel the pain or you just go about life and the pain creeps back. Every time you feel pain it's because you've undone some of the healing process. Every time you feel pain it's because you've broken the membrane or torn the Type 1 or Type 2 tissue and your body has to start the healing process for that tissue all over again. If you injure yourself badly enough each time or often enough, the amount of damage you do completely undoes the healing your body has done and you never get better. For people who never give their body a chance, the injury just keeps getting worse.
Please take time to understand the healing process we have described. At different stages your body may have only regained 10% or 20% or 50% of its former strength. If you push your body beyond that limit, you're going to tear the tissue open again and reset the healing process back to Stage 1. The pain is usually gone during Stage 2 when only the Type 1 tissue is in place. You may only have regained 20% or 30% of the strength even though 100% of the pain is gone. If you're taking painkillers, your pain may be gone but your tissue strength is only at 10% or 15%. The problem isn't that your body isn't healing. The problem is that you are re-injuring the area again and again and again. This has to stop if you want to get better.