Recovery from injuries

Learn about the product package prepared by BioTechUSA’s product experts. Support your recovery and prevent future injuries!

16.10.2018

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We couldn’t even move without them: joints

The human body works like a carefully designed mechanism; it takes the perfect team work of a large variety of components to make it move. In the dynamic collaboration of bones, muscles, nerves and joints, the main role goes to joints. In order to work like well-oiled cog-wheels in your body's mechanism, your joints need the right nutrients, especielly when you've strained or even injured them. Luckily, there’s a way to wear out your training shoes again instead of your joints!

 

Joint structure and function

Joints make a stable and still flexible connection between bones in a way that they can move in specific directions and ranges from each other. That’s how we can stretch and bend our arms, for example. All this is made possible by the special structure of joints: bone ends are covered with cartilage, ‘padding’ their surface and preventing them from rubbing together. Their easy movement is made even smoother by the “lubricant” produced between them, called synovial fluid. The entire fluid-filled structure is kept together by the joint capsule. That is further surrounded by ligaments, muscles and tendons, which also flexibly connect bones. From moving our toes to the most complex dance movements, we owe all our movements to joints. However, we usually simply ignore their existence quite until they begin to hurt.

 

Possible causes of joint pain

They wear out, crack and hurt: sooner or later, we'll all find ourselves faced with joint pain. It is because with age, circulation slows down, which does not only cause the nutrient supply of cartilages to reduce, but ligaments also lose much of their flexibility. Over time, they won’t be able to prevent bones from friction and therefore the wear and tear of hyaline cartilage. When it comes to bone rubbing bone, it means great pains. It’s a mistake, however, to believe that cartilage wear and tear only afflicts the elderly generation. There are people whose hereditary disposition may cause the unpleasant symptoms to appear at a younger age. Besides wear and tear, a sudden change in the weather or possibly an infection, which may even be caused by a simple cold, can try anybody’s joints, even without poor genetic heritage. Finally, the most common cause: injury or overload. Before you start blaming hard physical work or competitive sports, think in terms of more common activities. Even the excessive repetition of a tiny movement can cause great inconvenience; any office worker, for example, who has ever gone to extremes using a mouse will grab their wrists even when that radiating pain is mentioned. Of course, a lot more people are affected by obesity, which is a burden on each joint of your body and causes far greater problems. Ironically, the excessive training deployed to lose weight may do even more harm than carrying those extra kilos.

 

Sports injuries and joint diseases

Unfortunately, joint pain is not unknown even to those leading a conscious lifestyle or athletes. A typical issue is, for example, tennis elbow, which, despite its name, is not only the 'privilege' of tennis players. It's enough to work out without warm-up or suddenly using too heavy weights, and our joints are overburdened, or we may even hurt ourselves.Among sports injuries, ankle and knee injuries are near the top of the list. The joints of your leg are very sensitive and easy to overload. Just think about it: a simple leg workout equals over 250 days of normal use. And when you run, your knee joints need to absorb an impact that equals eight times your bodyweight when your foot hits the ground. A wrong movement is enough for a sprain or a dislocation. Sprain occurs when two bone ends are temporarily displaced and therefore the joint capsule and the ligament are stretched or even torn. A dislocation is far more serious than that, because the dislocated bone ends remain in that abnormal position quite until they are repositioned by a doctor.

 

Treating cartilage and joint injuries, recovery

Do you start each day with cracking noises? Would you like to cut the pain that obstructs your movements? You don’t want to give up your favourite sport due to an injury? It’s never too late to strengthen your cartilages and protect your joints, even when trouble has set in. Of course, prevention is much better than prolonged recovery and taking medicines endlessly, especially when you’re already getting ominous signals. You can also relieve your joint pains by taking in the righ nutrients. During a fast-paced day, however, you don’t always have time for a well-balanced diet. That’s when various dietary supplements, vitamins and immune boosters may come in handy. The experts of BioTechUSA took the most popular ones to prepare a special package for you.

 

Forget about joint issues

Included in the selection, Spirulina tablets are made from a special kind of bluish green algae, also part of astronauts' diet. Also regarded as a superfood, the microorganism boosts the entire immune system, starts the body's self-healing processes, and is, therefore, also a commonly used ingredient in treating arthritis. Recovery is also helped by the active ingredients of Arthro Guard tablets: the product is specifically designed to satisfy the nutrient needs of joints. It contains an optimum ratio of the necessary manganese, glucosamine, chondroitin and collagen. These ingredients, also found in bones and cartileges and partially taken in with food, are the most popular ones used in relieving arthritic pain. Also commonly used in the recovery of joints is the MSM ingredient of BioTechUSA’s MSM + Vitamin C product. (An interesting fact: it's also widely used to support the recovery of race horses after injuries.) The vitamin C content of the drink powder induces collagen production in the body, which is essential for maintaining healthy bones and cartilages.

 

Fort the daily allowance of our products, see the infographic, which also includes training. Don’t forget that the best medicine towards joyful movements is physical activity itself. That means doing sports smartly, with proper warming up and customised exercises to spare your joints.

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