Body produces natural pain killers that are chemicals

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Body produces natural “pain killers” that are chemicals similar to morphine called endorphins Endorphins block nerve receptors sites that transmit pain Pain is a mixture of physiological and psychological factors Individuals vary in their pain thresholds
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Referred Pain Pain that is perceived at a location remote from the injury site Some referred pain is predictable Heart attack-left shoulder and arm Spleen- left shoulder/arm
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Nutrition and Healing Proper nutrition is essential to provide the necessary nutrients for wound healing Proteins Vital role in repair, growth and maintenance of body tissue Carbohydrates Main energy fuel for the body and important for repair and healing
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Nutrition and Healing Vitamins Important role in wound healing Vitamin B, C, A,E, and K are all important Supplements Are not necessary for healing as long as athlete diet is nutritionally balanced
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