How HBOT Helped Dale Steyn Recover from Injury

Dale Steyn used hyperbaric chamber benefits to recover from injury. The South African fast bowler spent 2 hours each day inside a hyperbaric chamber to heal from a shoulder problem. He was ruled out of third test that was against England, after he failed to recover from the shoulder problem. He spent the next fortnight employing oxygen therapy. A hyperbaric chamber is filled with 100% oxygen to improve the natural healing process of the body.

Dale Steyn posted pictures of the hyperbaric chamber on Instagram along with his reading material.

Dale Steyn in Hyperbaric Chamber

Due to injury, Styne didn’t go with the squad and stayed in Cape Town. The medical staff worked to solve the issue that kept him sidelined for a long time. Hyperbaric chamber benefits are many, among which one key benefit is that it speeds up healing from injuries.

How HBOT Works:

A type of medical treatment, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) involves the inhale of 100% oxygen within a chamber referred to as hyperbaric chamber. The atmospheric pressure within a hyperbaric chamber is increased and controlled. HBOT is used for different treatments, commonly as part of a complete medical care plan.

Under normal conditions, oxygen transportation takes place throughout the body via red blood cells. When HBOT is administered, oxygen gets dissolved in all the fluids of the body, the fluids of central nervous system, the plasma, the lymph and bone. With HBOT, oxygen can be transported to regions with blocked or diminished circulation. This allows extra oxygen to reach all damaged tissues, and lets the body support its healing process. The heightened oxygen level boosts the capacity of the white blood cells to destroy bacteria, decreases swelling and results in rapid generation of new blood vessels in affected areas. HBOT is a non-invasive, simple and painless treatment.

Major Benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy:

It is well known that healing several regions of the body cannot happen without adequate levels of oxygen in the tissue. Most of the injuries and illnesses occur and may linger, at the tissue or cellular level. In several cases, like strokes, non-healing wounds, and circulatory problems, sufficient oxygen cannot reach the damaged region and the natural healing capacity of the body cannot function properly. HBOT supplies this additional oxygen in a natural way and with minimum side effects.

HBOT improves the health and quality of life of patients in different areas, in cases where standard medicine doesn’t work. Many conditions like chronic fatigue, head injuries, cerebral palsy and stroke have favorably responded to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.

Medical Conditions in which HBOT is Used:

HBOT has been approved as a treatment by the FDA for a number of medical conditions like Air or gas embolism, Gas gangrene, Carbon monoxide poisoning, Arterial insufficiencies, Decompression sickness, Necrotizing soft tissue infections, Intracranial abscess, Delayed radiation injury, Severe anemia and many others.

The FDA has not approved HBOT as a treatment for certain conditions, but still it is used to treat such conditions. This is because HBOT use has resulted in improvements in such conditions, and many patients have reported that HBOT has helped them recover from such health conditions. Some of these medical conditions are Lyme Disease, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Near Drowning, Multiple Sclerosis, Migraine, Sports Injuries, Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke and more.

Besides Dale Styne, many players and athletes have taken advantage of hyperbaric chamber benefits to recover fast from injuries, and improve their overall health and fitness. HBOT is being researched on to find out more about how it can help in the treatment and cure of different medical conditions.