WHY is swelling a bad sign? And how can Bexters crystals help?
Swelling is often a symptom of inflammation, a result of increased fluid and/or white blood cells to the affected area – the body’s response to aid the healing process.
Such swelling caused by injury, accident or chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, is a natural defence to protect the injured/affected area and forcing us to reduce movement which can hinder everyday activity.
Inflammation is a natural healing response when the body recognises damage caused by injury, infection or some other irritation. In addition to swelling other effects include redness, pain, heat and loss of normal function. It is most frequently seen in the joints or around strained or torn ligaments, muscles and tendons.
Swelling and inflammation, not always simultaneously but quite often found together, are most common within the sporting community as well as those suffering from chronic arthritic conditions or repetitive tasks. Seek advice from a GP, a complementary therapist or physiotherapist to identify the cause and ensure the best treatment to help the body to recover.
If swelling is left untreated for too long it can lead to serious discomfort and slows recovery time be it from sporting injury, intensive training, an unfortunate accident or post-surgery such as knee replacement. Prolonged inflammation can also cause knock-on problems, leading to chronic and repeat swelling with potential for tissue damage.
Bexters crystals, first used widely by the Bowen community after endorsement by Tom Bowen, provide effective, natural relief from swelling and pain to ease discomfort and accelerate recovery.