Some years ago FIBROSITIS was often diagnosed when patients presented with muscle pain and stiffness.
FIBROSITIS is also called muscular rheumatism.
However, the labelling of FIBROSITIS is true in the real sense of the word because the disorder involves fibrous connective tissues.
Within each muscle there are multitudinous cob-web fine fibrils which make up the muscle bulk, each of these fibrils are joined together with fibrous gristle-like tissues and then each muscle is enveloped in a fibrous gristle-like sheath.
If an injury is sustained to the muscle through work or recreational activities, some of the muscle and fibrous tissues are so damaged that cells die and need to be replaced with new ones.
This is where the body seems to often get it wrong, especially in older age, we find that an excess of this gristly, comparitively non-elastic tissue is made within the muscle and the muscle sheath, and this production can continue unabated.
Then when the muscle is stretched and contracted during our daily activities the elastic muscle fibrils stretch and contract but the non-elastic fibrous tissue doesn’t and so it pulls and tears away at the area that it is attached to.
This causes further muscle damage with subsequent build and repair work having to take place.
Inflammation regularly ensues with the pain and stiffness, now called FIBROSITIS.
Massage greatly assists in softening and stretching and making the FIBROSIS more elastic and functional.
Naturopaths can assist with prescription of specific cell salts and herbs.
Home remedies include alternating hot/cold packs and application of a healing Aloe Vera poultice or quality Aloe Vera lotion, see www.carolynwhitenaturopathy.com.au
To alleviate your FIBROSITIS pain, call 0427 239 676 for further information on how to prepare a poultice or to purchase an Aloe Vera lotion that is tried and true.