Each person has a subtle, complex and unconscious perception of his or her own body.
When you have pain and decreased range of motion, you adapt your body image to fit that dysfunctional limitation by avoiding certain movement.
When an area is injured, whether it’s muscle, connective tissue, fascia, tendon, or some combination of these elements, the body handles this trauma the only way it knows how; with inflammation. This is your body’s natural response to injury. The formation of inflammation is to immobilize the injured area. Your body does this as a way to protect itself.