Hyperbaric oxygen effects on sports injuries

Hyperbaric oxygen effects on sports injuries 

  • Due to the increase in sports related injuries, it is important to find ways to help reduce the healing time and get athletes back into season.

  • HBO is remarkably free of untoward side effects. Complications such as oxygen toxicity, middle ear barotrauma and confinement anxiety are well controlled with appropriate pre-exposure orientations. 

  • HBO has the effect of diminishing tissue damage, which improves microcirculation.

  • The healing of a sports injury has its natural recovery and follows a fairly constant pattern irrespective of the underlying cause. The three phases are: the inflammatory phase, the proliferative phase and the remodeling phase. Oxygen has an important role in each of these phases.

  • Olympic athletes used HBOT and benefitted from faster healing time.