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Sport Strains and Bruises

Sport Strains and Bruises

What are Sport Strains and Bruises?
A muscle contusion or bruise can result from contact with a hard surface, a piece of equipment, or another player while participating in sports or an impact fall. The ensuing bruise occurs when muscle fiber and connective tissue are crushed. Often a bluish skin appearance can result from torn blood vessels. Most bruises are minor, but some can cause more extensive damage and complications.

Similarly, a sprain is a stretch or tear of a ligament, which is the band of connective tissues that joins the end of one bone with another. Sprains are caused by trauma such as a fall or blow to the body that knocks a joint out of position and, in the worst case, ruptures the supporting ligaments. Sprains can range from first degree (minimally stretched ligament) to third degree (a complete tear). Areas of the body most vulnerable to sprains are ankles, knees and wrists.

The body's response to these sports injuries is inflammation. All such traumatic injuries cause damage to the cells that compose the soft tissues. The damaged and dead cells release chemicals that initiate an inflammatory response. Small blood vessels are damaged and when they open up, they produce bleeding within the tissue that causes localized swelling. In the body's normal reaction, a small blood clot is formed to stop this bleeding and from this clot special cells called fibroblasts begin the healing process by forming scar tissue.
Ankle Sprain
What are symptoms associated with sports strains and bruises?
Signs of a bruise or sprain include varying degrees of tenderness or pain; evident skin bruising; inflammation; muscle spasms; swelling; inability or limited ability to move an affected limb or joint or muscle; or joint looseness, laxity, or instability.

How is this condition diagnosed?
The signs and symptoms will vary depending on the severity of injury. Doctors usually diagnose the injury following a thorough physical examination and the exclusion of other possibilities via x-rays.

What is the typical treatment for sports strains and bruises?

Application of ice to reduce swelling is a common approach. Resting the injury for at least a day is suggested and if possible, keeping the area elevated above the level of the heart. It is recommended that the injured avoid using a strained muscle or joint while it is still painful. When the pain subsides, activity can be started slowly and in moderation.

Ateevia Botanica's PRIME Therapy can help reduce inflammation of injured muscles, tissues and joints. Certain plants are a good source of many essential nutrients, minerals and vitamins and also contains strong anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. When inflammation is reduced, damaged cells can begin to repair and new cells can grow to replace those cells that are too damaged or dead as a result of the injury.
Ateevia Botanica can suppress inflammation – in joints, muscles, and tissue – providing relief from the most common pain conditions. Massage Ateevia Botanica into your skin 2–3 times daily, or more often as needed. For best results apply in the morning and at bedtime.

Ateevia Botanica can be effective in providing relief from some of the most common pain conditions in joints, muscles and tissues:
Arthritis / Arthritic Joints
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Tendinitis / Tennis Elbow
Plantar Fasciitis
Sport Strains and Bruises
Myalgia / Lower Back Pain
Michelle G, Connecticut
“Then I started applying Ateevia Botanica 2 to 3 times each day and soon the pain in my foot lessened until it finally went away.”
Leonore V, New Jersey
“I tried Ateevia and within the same day, the pain subsided. I kept applying it 2 to 3 times daily and by the swelling had disappeared as well.”

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