Ice, Voltaren, Advil… These well-known anti-inflammatories are the first thing they think about using when having an injury.
Why do we fear inflammation?
We know that inflammation mediators cause pain locally. Also, the swelling related to inflammation can temporarily reduce joint mobility.
Why does the body create inflammation?
Going back to biology basis, let’s remember that inflammation is a helper. Really? Yes! Inflammation is NOT evil. Inflammation is a blood overflow with proteins and other components which are used to heal injuries.
Should we prevent inflammation?
There are many debates about this topic at the moment. What we do know is that we need some inflammation to heal properly.