Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Sports Injuries
Modern sports have seen a dramatic increase in popularity, and the stakes have never been higher.
The intensity of training and athletic performance has become more demanding, and with it came the rising incidence of chronic or debilitating injuries.
Back-to-back games and year-long schedules take their toll on any athlete, causing such problematic ailments as muscle fatigue, microfractures, torn ligaments, concussions, as well as nerve and cellular damage, to name a few.
For any athlete looking to keep up with the competition, there is a pressing need for a more effective and quicker form of treatment in order to return to competition sooner while reducing the chance of re-injury.
In hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), an oxygen-rich environment is created at pressures greater than the surrounding atmosphere in order to treat diseases and injuries.
This treatment intends to speed up tissue and neuron regeneration beyond what can be accomplished by the typical course of rehabilitation by increasing the overall oxygen levels of the body’s cells.
Professional athletes worldwide have used hyperbaric oxygen therapy for sports injuries, and it is increasingly becoming recognized as a viable therapy option for sports recovery in the scientific literature.