Dr. Cohin Kakar
Every sport and most exercise requires a tremendous amount of pressure and strain on the joints. Knee, ankle, wrist, shoulder, and even the fingers can accumulate significant amounts of inflammation that can be very painful.
Inflammation is made up of various cytokines that rush to the site of strain as a result of training. As a result, this build up can compress different nerves in the area, and therefore create pain. While some products can “distract” the pain, after a few hours the inflammation remains in tact.
It is important to explore strategies of reducing inflammation and plant-derived ingredients are showing more promise. Arnica Montana, Boswelia, and many others are showing efficacy in reducing or inhibiting specific cytokines, like TNK and Interleukins.
By addressing the inflammation, you are attacking the fire, not just the smoke. For athletes that regularly run in marathons, play tennis, golf, basketball, football, or even participate in mixed martial arts – it is extremely important to understand inflammation and how you can manage it to improve performance.