How long is too long for muscles to heal?
December 29, 2013 10:23 AM Subscribe
So I'm older now and I know that injuries take long to heal. I'm just trying to get a handle on my new normal. I pulled the muscles in my upper arm two months ago and it's still sore. Is this normal for age 40ish?
posted by Jalliah to Health & Fitness (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So I'm 41. Not in super great shape though am on track with improving that aspect. Two months ago I slipped on my stairs and pulls my arm. It was a stretching type pull as my arm got caught behind me and stretch. At the time of the injury I felt dizzy from the pain enough to have to lie down. After it still worked with full range of movement but I couldn't lift or do much for a few days because it had no strength.
Now two months, almost three it's still sore. Not enough to affect any daily work or movement but sore enough to always be noticible. It's more annoying then anything. It's also quite sore when I wake up in the morning and hurts (maybe a 5 on the pain scale) when I purposely stretch it out.
In my younger life I was more physically active in sports and my job and always was hurting or pulling something so I am used it. I know things heal faster in youth and are different now. Just not sure how different they're supposed to be or if I should be looking into other reasons why it's taking so long.
As I said above it's not really affecting me mobility wise. Just wondering if muscles taking months to heal from a strain from here on in is something I have to look forward too.