Understanding Natural Healing
You have just sustained an injury, and it hurts, what do I do?
You've injured your back, or maybe your joints are stiff and painful from a hard day's work. What's next? The common cure-all for injuries is to rest and avoid using the affected muscles or joints as much as possible. However, some argue that resting does more harm than good; some say that lightly using your injured limb is the best way to restore it to full working order. When it comes to muscle and joint pain, what's the best thing to do? Or better yet, what's the best thing not to do? To answer this question, let's take a look at the science behind injuries and the body's natural healing process.
What is Bursitis? Bursitis is an excruciatingly painful condition that causes your joints to swell and become tender. This happens when the small fluid-filled cavities or sacs called bursae located near the bony joint become swollen and inflamed. The fluid from bursae curtails the friction caused by muscles and tendons when they move against the skin and bones and facilitate movement. The human body has over 160 bursae and they are mainly located next to the tendons near the large joints like shoulders, elbows, and hips. Their main function is to cushion and lubricate muscles, tendons, and bones near the...