In the fitness and performance space, inflammation has been the subject of increasing debate over the last 15 years. There is an entire movement dedicated to removing inflammation, with coaches, nutritionists and medics devising strategies to help active people reduce the amount of inflammation they experience. There are anti-inflammatory diets, anti-inflammatory medications and anti-inflammatory treatment protocols that have been used to varying degrees of success.
The problem with this approach is that not all inflammation is bad and by seeking to completely eradicate it we may lose some of its benefits.
In this article we’re going to look at the relationship between inflammation and pain in sport, assessing the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to the complexities of the issue. We’ll go on to explain when inflammation is a good thing, when it’s a bad thing and how KYMIRA technology can help you manage the situation to your advantage.