1. What are Ligaments?
2. Ligament Structure
3. Diffusion Nutrient Delivery
- Ligament injury
4. Ligament Repair
- Diffusion Method
What Are Ligaments
And here lies the dilemma for sufferers for aches and pains. Muscles, heal quickly. They have an excellent capacity to deliver nutrients right throughout their structure and to remove metabolic wastes because of their powerful circulation.
Ligaments however, due to their poor blood supply, very often heal incompletely and inefficiently, if at all and unusually blood supply to ligaments is the worst at the point where the ligament attaches to the bone. The basic lack of supply of raw materials very often results in long term problems even lasting years.
Diffusion Nutrient Delivery
Diffusion, is natures’ phenomenon of 'mass transport without movement', which is responsible for nourishing & feeding ligamentous tissue. This massive movement of nutrients across the barrier of the skin is not movement related - no pump is required. Image: Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Author:JrPol)
Ligament Injury The chronic misunderstanding of the basic anatomy of ligaments is rampant, even among professional practitioners. This has consigned the careers of athletes to the scrap heap long before their time and has also left sufferers of aches and pains staring down the barrel of helplessness for years or until a correct diagnosis is received.
Surgical repair or reconstruction may often be required. If the ligament has been pulled from its attachment on the bone, the ligament is reattached to the bone with either large sutures or staples called suture anchors. Tears of the middle areas of the ligament are usually repaired by sewing the ends together. Reconstruction differs from repair of the ligaments, described earlier.
A reconstruction operation usually works by either tightening up the loose ligament or replacing the loose ligament with a tendon graft.
If a tendon graft is needed to replace the loose ligament, it is usually taken from somewhere else in the same knee. Taking tissue from your own body is called an autograft. Another way to replace a badly torn ligament is with an allograft. For this procedure, the surgeon gets graft tissue from a tissue bank usually removed from an organ donor at the time of death.
In a ligament tightening procedure, a surgeon will use the remaining ligament tissue and take up the slack (similar to taking in the waist on a pair of pants). This is usually done by detaching one end of the ligament from its place on the bone and moving it so that it becomes tighter.
A recent study on collagen and exercise has made some remartkable discoveries. While not classified as a 'complete protein' a classification belongs to whey, the collagen + Vit. C + Exercise formula worked. Its has been shown to positively effect ligaments.to increase the strength and function of tendons and laboratory-made tendon models. In fact the dosage gelatin and Vitamin C increased collagen in a dose dependent manner. The proportion of collagen increase deternmined by dry weight, was classed as significant.
Mass Diffusion Method using The Jurassic Mud Foot Soak introduces a massive amount of nutrients to the body, through diffusion. This unlikely method uses the most absorbent and ad-sorbent part of the body to help both speed the rate of repair and the quality of repair.
The sheer volume of nutrients made available as well as their specific form is the key. Not just for the sufferer of a recent ligament injury.
But for the sufferers of aches and pains, who have had ligament injury in the past, the massive diffusion of nutrients in the mud soak offers an extremely powerful non surgical option. For more information on this valuable option, go to http://www.jurassicmud.com