Re: Does healing injuries burn extra calories ?
Seems like healing injuries and recovering from workouts should be affected by similar factors. After all, the workout "breaks down the muscle" so to speak.
But the volume of tissue that has to be repaired is probably higher in workouts than in specific location injuries, although the injury is more severe in terms of tissue breakdown.
Therefore, common sense suggest you should eat slightly above maintenance, but less than when working out, get enough protein and sleep and reduce stress.