Many injuries can occur from sport, they commonly affect the muscles, ligaments and tendons. Muscle strain occurs when a muscle is stretched beyond its limit causing a tear to the muscle fibers. They frequently occur near the point where the muscle joins the tough, fibrous connective tissue of the tendon. The injury site may be tender to the touch, and can have visible bruising. Tendons attach muscle to the bone and is involved in joint movement. Ligaments connect bone to bone and helps to stabilize the joint. A strain is defined as a stretched or injured tendon. A sprain is a stretched or injured ligament. When a part of the body is injured, the immune system is stimulated and begins the process of repairing the injured area. Ligaments and tendons generally have a poor blood supply and so incomplete healing can occur after an injury.
Tendonitis is painful inflammation of the tendon. Pain is sudden and may be severe. Common causes include mineral deficiencies, physical tension of the area, nutritionally poor diet, excess intake of sugary food and poor circulation. At Gold Coast Integrative Wellness we address the causes by ensuring the eating plan of a person contains all the essential nutrients eg magnesium, silica and more. Reduce highly sugary foods that contribute no nutritional value such as soft drinks and lolllies.
Our CRP Pain Relief Program can be used to reduce the pain and inflammation of the injury, thereby promoting cellular healing. Nutritional supplementation may be used to provide the ingredients that the body requires for the healing process. Other supplements may also be given to reduce the inflammation and reduce the pain.