How Elena Delle Donne Sustained a Bone Bruise
The Role of HBOT in the Recovery Process
The day before Game 4, the WNBA superstar underwent two hours of hyperbaric therapy in a hyperbaric chamber. Delle Donne highlighted the important role played by hyperbaric therapy in her recovery process.
The Effectiveness of HBOT in Treating Sports Injuries
- The inflammatory phase
- The proliferative phase
- The remodeling phase
Each of these phases requires an adequate supply of oxygen, which can be provided through the regular administration of hyperbaric therapy.
The enhanced availability of unadulterated oxygen helps to speed up the natural recovery process, as the body fluids including the blood plasma, carries the oxygen to the affected area to enhance faster healing process.
HBOT is also non-invasive in nature, which is why sports-persons and sports therapists prefer This treatment procedure over others.
In the inflammatory stage of a sports injury, enhanced oxygen supply could help reduce swelling and minimize pain by controlling the blood vessel permeability.
In the proliferative stage, on the other hand, adequate oxygen supply is essential for the synthesis of proteoglycan, fibronectin, and other extracellular matrix components.