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Sports Performance / Sports Injury

Medical Condition

Name: Sports Performance / Sports Injury

Alternate Names: Associated Anatomy: Muscle, soft tissue, bone, cardiovascular and respiratory systems.


The repetitiveness of the heavy physical burden in any sport leaves the athlete’s body in a state of fatigue that requires significant replacement of vital resources for adequate recovery and optimal performance. In addition, failure to replenish these vital resources or lack of recovery in between performances can lead to injury of muscle, soft tissue, bone or problems with efficiency of the cardiovascular and or respiratory systems.

Symptoms of Sports Performance / Sports Injury

Sign or Symptoms:

Athletes are predisposed to physical fatigue because of the physical stress they experience in the performance of their sport. The body requires high levels of oxygen, a proper balance between fluids and electrolytes, and adequate time for cooling and recovery. When these vital resources are unavailable, the athlete may experience excessive muscle or tissues swelling, muscular pain and fatigue, small muscle tears, broken bones or stress fractures and even under performance due to less than optimal recovery of the respiratory can cardiovascular system between performances.

Treating Sports Performance / Sports Injury or Treatment of Sports Performance / Sports Injury

Possible Treatment:

Many athletes require special diets, adequate fluid and electrolyte replacement, muscular cooling, and physical rest. Some sport injuries require physical therapy, electrical stimulation of muscle and soft tissue or even surgical intervention to restore function. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) replenishes the oxygen consumed during sports performance for faster recovery. In addition, the higher than normal levels of oxygen dissolved in the blood plasma following treatment with HBOT improve future performance by allowing the athlete to spend more time in aerobic metabolism. This decreases the production of lactic acid and decreases muscular swelling, pain and fatigue. The cardiovascular and respiratory systems are subject to less stress due to the higher levels of oxygen available for use after HBOT.

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