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Inflammation and the 3 stages of tissue healing

Inflammation and the 3 stages of tissue healing

Every musculoskeletal injury goes through 3 important stages of healing which are inflammation, repair and remodelling. Inflammation is the body’s emergency response and begins immediately after an injury to fight the most dangerous effects. This causes swelling, redness and pain for 3 to 5 days. With inflammation no time of the day or night is pain-free. If rest or changing position reduces your pain then the injury has moved
to the repair stage. On a cellular level inflammation attracts specialized cells called fibroblasts, which spin webs of connective tissue to bind the wound together, similar to the scab on a scratch wound. This limits the flow of fluids, protects the injury and begins repair. Food supplements can be used to help this process by supplying the body with the nutrients it needs to heal and keep the inflammation
at a healthy level. These include Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, found in vegetable oils like flaxseed and fish oils, and antioxidant nutrients such as Vitamin C, E, Selenium and bioflavonoids. The standard treatment for acute injury is Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation, also known by the acronym “RICE”. Rest prevents
further irritation and injury. Ice and compression reduces swelling and elevating the injury above the level of the heart allows the swelling to drain. RICE is generally done for 3 to 5 days after an injury, but it can be used whenever the inflammation flares up. Gently moving the affected area can be helpful if it doesn’t increase the pain or create more injuries. For example, patients coming out of knee surgery often have their leg strapped to a machine that is moving their leg in circles as if they were riding a bicycle. Anti-inflammatory medication can be taken If the pain becomes too much to sleep at night or if it carries on for too long, but these should be taken with care because they interrupt the natural healing process and they have side effects like stomach ulcers, liver and kidney damage. Most importantly, if you are
unsure about your injury it is important that you see a doctor as soon as possible. Please subscribe if you liked this video. We release health videos regularly and our next video will be about the seconds stage
of healing: Repair. Thank You for watching.

14 comments on “Inflammation and the 3 stages of tissue healing

  1. Very nice animation! Just the information that i needed. I was worried that i have on and off again inflammation to a road rash on my knee for three days now. It reappears after a walk or bike ride, but after a while it heals back again. Its very annoying. I apply D-panthenol from time to time. The inflammation reappears after using it, but not for long.
    Maybe there is something i could use to soften the healing tissue, moving the healed tissue make it crack again.

  2. Ice is no longer recommend for muscle or tendon injury.
    please read Dr Mirkin "Why ice delays recovery.
    please update your video.
    other than that, your video is well done.


  4. Curcumin plays a vital role in protecting your body against painful and dangerous inflammation. After a long session of muscle workout could bring you some inflammation. If not treated carefully, it could affect your muscle and this could be painful. To improve the protection and cure this, you can use Curcumin 2000 – Defense CPA.
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  5. 1)inflammation stage
    2)repair stage
    #3)reprogram and re-strengthen , re-balance, the affected joint, release the mental fear, dissolve the thick connective tissue used for repair, balance through diet and exercise.
    *I used critical thinking to come up with #3

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