The English international Luke Shaw was in the Champions Leaguewedstrijd against PSV Eindhoven in a double fracture of the leg. Manchester United switched off in the meantime, a psychologist in the rear during his rehabilitation. Thomas D’have explains what additional measures can be taken to restore the bone, and rehabilitation to optimize.
Almost daily do I in my work with professional footballers found that after an initially seemingly successful recovery still incomplete wondhelingsproces occurs. An old trauma is a risk factor for new injuries. With the eye on a full recovery can advice from the clinical psycho-neuro-immunology treatment and rehabilitation support. Under the motto ‘small changes that make a big difference’: five examples of kPNI-interventions that promote recovery.
1. Put enough protein in
Proteins (proteins), as present in meat and fish, are our building blocks. A normal dietary protein is 1 gram per pound of body weight. Increased need, for example, because as with Luke Shaw wound healing of the bone should take place, we would have daily 2 to 3 grams per kilo of body weight need to focus on. In order to give you an idea: 100 grams of chicken contains about 17 grams of protein. For an injured player of 75 pounds is there, so per day, about 225 grams of protein. That is more than a kilo of chicken. It is clear that we are in such a situation, a supplement may be committed to the need to hedge. The need, after all, not completely covered, then other structures in the vicinity of the injury broken down for wounds to heal. When we look at the timeline in the chart, we see for that reason, a lot of players after a kruisbandoperatie also cartilage and muscle injuries to occur.
2. Respect the biorhythm
during the Night there is bone build up. This is done by osteoblastenactiviteit, cells that make new bone necessary forms. There is also a bone broken. This occurs by osteoclastic activity, cells that make bone necessary break. Bone formation and bone resorption should be in balance. In today’s society, our biorhythm is often disrupted by various lifestyle factors, such as late eat and watch tv. That hinders bone formation. Supplementing with melatonin, the hormone of darkness, exerts a significant influence on the botaanmaak (*).
3. Be selective with carbohydrates
Over carbohydrates, are and remain the opinions divided. One thing is for sure: pasta, bread, sugar, … cannot be converted into nutrients that contribute to bone repair.
4. Note the maaltijdfrequentie
In the period after a meal, the less energy is transported to the bones. Our evolutionary maaltijdfrequentie was on 2 to 3 meals per day. The more we deviate from this, and throughout the day by eating, the more we so, our bones become negligible. So, during the recovery phase for 2 or 3 meals per day, with of course more than enough proteins _ from fish and poultry (see point 1) _ and a large variety of vegetables.
5. Make sure you have sufficient magnesium
Bones are water molecules that are bound to three minerals: magnesium, calcium, and phosphate. This combination makes bone strong and flexible. The absence of magnesium makes the bones stiffer and less pliable. Green vegetables are a good source of magnesium.
These recommendations are applicable to all lesions involving bones are involved, such as stress fractures, kraakbeenproblematieken, cracks, and even peesletsels.
Reported by Christian Vandenabeele
(*) Source: L. Pruimboom scientific advisor/head of education Natura Foundation & director master of science in clinical psycho-neuro-immunology (Universitat de Girona & Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz)