Injury and Surgery Recovery

Description

Recovery from surgery or injuries can be a scary prospect and the recovery process can be long and complicated whether involving bed rest or physical therapy. Tissue regeneration can be an important part of the process.

Local blood flow and swelling initiate the healing process when a tissue such as a muscle or a ligament is damaged. New tissue (known as ‘scar tissue’) can then be formed and laid down. The fibres that make up the scar tissue are often laid down in an unorganised fashion as the tissue is generated. If the tissue fibres are unorganised or not correctly aligned, they are not as strong or as flexible as the original tissue. If this scar tissue remains unorganised, it can sometimes result in tight and/or weak muscles or ligaments — even once healing is complete.

Treatment types

When tissue is exposed to ultrasound, the sound waves cause microvibration within the tissue. This vibration creates heat energy that increases blood flow to the area, causing an increase in oxygen and chemicals that are essential for healing the damaged tissue. As well as increasing blood flow, ultrasound speeds up the transport of chemicals from the blood into the damaged tissue to promote healing. This process helps to build new tissue and ensure the proper alignment of the tissue fibres so that full strength and flexibility are restored. If you have injured a muscle, tendon or any other tissue within the body, then scar tissue may form and when it does the tissue loses its elasticity and becomes hardened. This could have a negative effect on your range of motion or movement of a joint. Ultrasound can be very effective in helping break down scar tissue, so that the affected area can move more freely again.

Magnetotherapy can be found to accelerate calcification in bone fractures, accelerate the healing of wounds and sores and within inflammatory and repair phases in soft tissue injury with this effect being similar to phototherapy, as demonstrated when looking at some of the benefits of phototherapy being its ability to heal soft tissue and sports injuries such as muscle strains and ligament strains, improve tissue repair and wound healing such as burns and ulcers, the regeneration of nerves treatment of pain and the enhancement of bone recovery.

Method of action

The devices ability to aid in surgery and injury recovery through tissue regeneration is enabled by their ability to target “sick cells” over healthy cells and improve and help normalise blood circulation to the area making treatment from a Waivlength device a powerful tool when included in a comprehensive recovery plan as well as reducing the need for painkilling medication through their analgesic impact.

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