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Exercise in Winter Is Very Easy To Get Injuries

Exercise in Winter Is Very Easy To Get Injuries

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Sports Experts Teach You to Do It like This Is The Most Scientific

Exercising in winter has the advantages of improving body resistance and people’s ability to keep out the cold. Because winter exercise is generally carried out outdoors, the body is constantly stimulated by the cold to accelerate and deepen breathing, promote blood circulation, and make red blood cells, white blood cells, and antibodies will continue to increase, and the body's resistance will increase. So people who insist on winter exercise will get less sick.


Why Exercise Are More Likely to be Injured In Winter

Althought there are many benefits of exercise in winter, winter is also a season for sports injuries. Because as the ambient temperature decreases, the blood circulation speed of the human body will also slow down. At this time, the contraction of blood vessels and the stretch of muscles and ligaments will be greatly reduced. If the warm-up is not done well, or if you do vigorous exercise immediately without warming up, it is easy to get injured. It's the same truth as a rubber band becomes hard, brittle, and easy to break in winter. Moreover, the sensitivity of the neural reflex arc will be greatly compromised by the cold stimulation, and the coordination, control and balance of the human body will be affected.

In addition, in a low temperature environment, the shoes will become hard, and the elasticity and cushioning performance will decrease. If your own cushioning capacity (power and technology) is insufficient, it will bring greater impact to the joints and bones.


What sports injuries are easily caused by winter exercise?

Exercising in winter can easily cause sports injuries such as muscle strain, iliotibial band syndrome, heel pain, and sprains. The main symptoms of muscle strain include local pain and tenderness; swelling, muscle tension, stiffness, cramps, and dysfunction. Iliotibial band syndrome is manifested as pain on the outside of the knee. Just below the knee, when the knee is tightened, there will be a burning pain on the outside. Heel pain is likely to be plantar fasciitis or achilles tendinitis, very painful heel, or pain when pulling the achilles tendon during exercise.



Light Therapy Effectively Relieves Sports Injuries

In various sports injuries, it may be a pain at the beginning, but if it is not treated in time, it will bring more serious harm to people's health. If it is treated by medicine, it can only treat the symptoms, but also has certain side effects, and there are certain risks through surgery. Therefore, more and more people, especially athletes, prefer to use phototherapy to treat sports injuries.

In the previous article, we also mentioned that as early as a thousand years ago, Hippocrates, the father of ancient Greek medicine, used sunlight as a means of disease prevention and conditioning. In the 1980s, NASA has already applied red light phototherapy technology to astronaut muscle and bone recovery treatment and accelerated wound healing, with very good results.


How does phototherapy relieve sports injuries? Take the global well-selling Merican photodynamic health bed as an example. It uses high-tech nanotechnology pure physical light therapy to obtain a red visible light band of 600~700nm mainly through a special filter. The light penetrates deeply into the human body, with a better curative effect, and its biological effect is a mainly photochemical effect, not thermal effect.


Through the whole-body irradiation of the photodynamic health bed, the cell granule accelerates the synthesis and decomposition of ATP, and the synthesis of DNA and RNA, which further promotes the regeneration of cells, and the synthesis of albumin and immunoglobulin, which helps to reduce pain, swelling or stiffness of muscle and joints. Accelerate the recovery of injured tissues and are particularly helpful in the treatment of sports injuries involving tendons or ligaments torn. Phototherapy can also promote protein solidification in diseased tissues and the production of new squamous epithelial cells, accelerate the absorption of exudates, reduce muscle tension, and effectively improve various nerve, tissue, and joint pain, dysmenorrhea, gout, sports injuries, and other pain.


Clinical Proof Of Light Therapy To Relieve Sports Injuries

Numerous clinical studies have shown that light therapy can relieve many different types of sports injuries and help recovery.

  • A 2013 study found that the pain of meniscus tear patients treated with light therapy was significantly reduced;

  • A 2014 study found that phototherapy can effectively reduce knee pain and improve the quality of life of patients with knee injuries;

  • A major study of college athletes in 2016 showed that athletes recover faster under red light phototherapy, light therapy is more effective than ice therapy, and red light therapy is effective in treating tendinopathy;

  • A 2019 study found that phototherapy can actively reduce edema in the initial stages of an ankle sprain.


According to media reports, the San Francisco 49ers use red light and near-infrared light therapy to accelerate the muscle recovery of athletes. In fact, before the 2019 season, the San Francisco 49ers had already begun to use this light therapy, and it will be more widely used in the team's daily training and daily recovery.

Here are some other examples of using light therapy to treat sports injuries.

  • For most of my baseball career, I have had to play through the pain of chronic tendonitis. I have been frustrated with the lack of any ongoing effective treatment. After using low-level light therapy for a couple of months, my tendinitis appears to be healing and it feels sustainably better.

    —— Stephen Piscotty, Oakland A’s

  • Our patients and private injury cases love the light therapy, placed them on 30min session from inflammation setting to chronic pain. I have seen great results with the patients improving mobility and relief from getting 2 treatment sessions weekly. Patients have been referring our treatment to their friends and family who have become our patients. From new to old injuries, the patients get relief they keep coming back for more therapy. I encourage physicians and physical therapists to have it in their offices.

    —— Wellhausen Institute of Integrated Medicine, Redlands, California

  • Kevin (57-year-old with diabetes) was told his big toe was going to be amputated. Due to neuropathy and circulation problems he had an infection that could not be treated. After one week of therapy, his toe was less painful and showed signs of healing. After two months his toe was completely healed, the infection was gone, and the amputation surgery was cancelled.

    —— Dr. Pena

It can be seen that after years of development and application, phototherapy can relieve various pains such as muscle tension, muscle soreness, and sports injuries; the phototherapy can eliminate chronic inflammations such as synovitis, arthritis, and joint cavity effusion, and it can assist treat acute sports injuries such as contusions, sprains, and soft tissue injuries. It has the advantages of non-invasiveness, non-invasiveness, painlessness, deep action, fast curative effect, and no side effects. It has been widely used in rehabilitation medical institutions and sports systems around the world.


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