09 Aug Inflammation Post Exercise
Everyone has dealt with sore and swollen muscles at one point or another in their lives. It’s part of life, and there’s no way around it, but what is a good solution for a speedy recovery? Studies show that intense training and muscle injury without proper recovery time lead to muscular fatigue, soft tissue injuries and/or a compromised immune system. Muscle soreness prolonged loss of muscle function, swelling, and the leakage of muscle proteins are other indications of inflammation.
Studies show that intense training and muscle injury without proper recovery time lead to muscular fatigue, soft tissue injuries and/or a compromised immune system. Muscle soreness prolonged loss of muscle function, swelling, and the leakage of muscle proteins are other indications of inflammation.
Everyone suffers from inflammation and sore muscles from time to time, and it’s not fun. Inflammation causes damage to the plasma membrane around the muscle which alters the functioning of the immune system. Once the immune system is compromised, injuries will take even longer to heal, creating a vicious cycle.
These injuries can be treated in two ways. The first is passive recovery, which essentially involves ice for swelling, heat for sore muscles, and plenty of time. However, the problem with this method is that it is not time-efficient; it takes weeks for the injury to fully heal. The other method is cryotherapy: a three minute treatment that instantly brings relief to your body, soothing the injured areas. This treatment expedites the recovery process and leaves your entire body feeling refreshed.
Cryotherapy treatment is often used for athletes because they need to get back on the field quickly, and a method with shorter recovery time is their best option. However, this treatment is not just for athletes. Any individual suffering from inflammation or muscular damage due to intense exercise can try cryotherapy.
The cold temperatures involved in cryotherapeudic treatment not only reduce swelling and muscle soreness, but also alleviate symptoms of illness and mental exhaustion. Cold therapy is known for helping reduce pain symptoms, especially in inflammatory diseases.
Whole body cryotherapy is proven to be an efficient tool in the biological rejuvenation of healthy and physically fit individuals. It’s a great solution for anyone suffering from muscle inflammation or overexertion who wants to get back to doing what they love.