Aging and Healing
What about the aging process, of just hurting more after working out or playing tennis. I use to play tennis very often when I was young and nothing hurt the day after if I haven’t played in sometime, everything just hurts. I wonder would Prolotherapy help?
Dr. Darrow: The question about aging is very important, we are made up of 90% collagen which holds a lot of the water in our system, and as we age, the collagen dries out and breaks down and there isn’t as much supportive tissue as there was when we were kids. I remember when I was a kid I got hurt every day. But none of those injuries ever seemed to last, two or three days later I was fine. But what I am finding now in my older years is that when I am injured it stays longer. And sometimes some of these things I had as a kid are coming back.
Because it wasn’t like there was a total recovery of a healing, it was probably a partial healing but there was enough extra tissue around to handle it and there was no pain. At this age, as I notice a few wrinkles on my face, this is also happening to ligaments, tendons, joints are wearing down just like an automobile gives out after a while. We are in a new age now where we are leaning that No Pain, No Gain is not the way to go, because our bodies are pieces of machinery in a sense with a spirit in side of them and we have to protect them and be very judicious about the sports we do as we age because in our older years it is important not to do the same sport more than two days in a row or the same exercise, it is better to let that area heal itself.