I'm working on the general assumption that if an injury persists longer than is normal, then it's TMS. I have an abdominal strain that is very limiting. "Taking time off from exercise" isn't really an option. I'm so weak that just sitting seems to aggravate the injury. Some websites say that the recovery time for an abdominal injury is the same as for any other muscle injury, provided the muscles are rested. Personal accounts online describe these injuries as dragging on for months. Any ideas? Thanks.