The Role Of Heat In Injuries
Recent studies illustrate the destructive role that heat can play in eventually creating severe injuries. For example, the core temperature of a Superficial Digital Flexor Tendon has been shown to reach temperatures as high as 45C – 47C during strenuous exercise. *
Consider that the structure of a cell fragments and dies at around 45C and you’ll understand why it is important to remove heat and improve blood flow. When cells die, they weaken the tendon, which can lead to micro-damage. These micro-fractures can eventually lead to lesions, tears and ruptures.
The best way to avoid catastrophic injuries is to maintain a horse’s health with a regular treatment program.
“I’m a big believer in therapy that promotes blood flow and Cytowave helps our horses. They’re athletes and we put a lot of stress on them and Cytowave is allows us to free them up on a natural basis. “
Susan Montayne SBM Training and Sales
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