A sprain affects a ligament, which is a tough band of tissue that holds the bones in your joints together. Ligaments aren’t designed to stretch much. They can be overstretched or torn, and this is what we refer to as a sprain.
Last night I was watching the Toronto Raptors play the Golden State Warriors. O.G. Anunoby fell hard on his left arm and left the game. Reports later said he would not be returning to the game that night and that he had a sprained left wrist. That’s why I’m talking about sprains today – because I remembered there are protocols for using KAATSU for sprain recovery.
One of the main benefits of KAATSU is improving blood flow. This is why KAATSU is recommended to help with recovering from a sprain, as better circulation will help speed up the body’s natural healing process. Ligaments don’t have great blood supply, so KAATSU, by engorging the limb with blood, will help bring more blood and nutrients to the damaged tissues.
KAATSU also reduces inflammation in the body. Studies have shown that KAATSU use lowers levels of C-Reactive Protein (CRP), which is a marker of inflammation. Instead of using a NSAID to reduce inflammation, KAATSU can provide a drug-free way to do the same.
I hope O.G. Anunoby’s sprain is only minor and that we’ll see him back in the lineup soon. Professional athletes have the best trainers, rehabilitation professionals, and equipment, and many teams use KAATSU specifically for in-season recovery, rehabilitation, and strength training. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a pro to use KAATSU. Its flexibility and versatility means KAATSU can be used by virtually anyone, anytime, and anywhere.