Injury Repair for Muscle Strains and Tendon Sprains
Our bodies are sophisticated, working as a network to support all interacting¬†components of the body. The tissues in the body consist of cells held together by connective tissue which is infiltrated with capillaries and nerves. The cells are specialised to perform certain functions, depending upon the tissue i.e. muscle cells shorten their length mechanically. The connective tissue consists of a gel and protein strands that ‚Äėglue‚Äô the cells together. The capillaries provide nutrients to the cells and remove their waste products.
A muscle contains many muscle cells, surrounded and held together by its connective tissue. The connective tissue is continuous with the tendons at each end of the muscle and this¬†connects the muscle cells to the bones. In this way, contraction and shortening of the muscle cells results in movements of the bones around their joint.
A single excessively high force, or multiple lower intensity forces can damage the connective tissue of a muscle. This is called a strain in a muscle or a sprain of a tendon.
Repetitive sprains can trigger an inflammatory process around the damaged tissue called tenosynovitis in tendons. As the connective tissue has a much less dense blood supply than the muscle cells, the connective tissue has a much slower repair rate. For those requiring¬†quick injury recovery and repair, peptide supplementation can be a worthwhile option.
Injury repair peptides speed up the rate of tissue repair
Peptides used in injury repair send a message to the body to increase the rate of tissue repair. Growth hormone (from the anterior pituitary gland under the brain) is particularly good at stimulating connective tissue production.