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Symptoms and relief

Ours is a holistic approach that does not hinder the physiological processes of the body. It's an approach that encourages the restoration of balance, by combatting the causes of symptoms as efficiently as possible and ensuring fast relief.



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INFLAMMATION is an adaptive response to anything that our body perceives as potentially harmful.

Clinically, the tell-tale signs of inflammation are:

  • warmth in the inflamed area
  • redness
  • swelling
  • pain and functional impairment

These symptoms frequently affect the musculoskeletal system, thus creating localized tension in the muscles, tendons and bones.

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Inflammation develops through complex biochemical processes involving the targets of inflammation, in which molecular and cellular components that are closely interconnected form part, such as:

  • The arachidonic acid cascade
  • ROS and RNS
  • The complement system
  • The endocannabinoid system
  • Glucocorticoid receptors


Pain is the means by which the body signals damage to its tissues. As defined by the IASP (International Association for the Study of Pain - 2020) and the World Health Organization, pain is "an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with (or similar to that associated with) potential or ongoing tissue damage."

It can be one of two types:

  • Acute pain, which appears suddenly; its possible causes include an illness, trauma (e.g., an injury while playing sports) or inflammation of a tissue in the body (such as pain associated with a muscle strain). Its duration is limited in time; when the discomfort lasts for more than 12 weeks, it is classified as chronic pain.
  • Chronic pain may result from an initial trauma (e.g., a fall on one's shoulder), which ends up having long-term consequences, or it may be caused by a persistent condition (e.g., chronic degenerative conditions such as arthritis).

Some types of pain:


Acute pain
  • bruises
  • tears
  • muscle spasms (e.g., lumbago, neck pain, torticollis, etc.)
  • tendinitis
  • sprains
  • epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • acute intense pain
  • muscle dysfunction
  • inflammation
  • severe difficulty in movement
  • rigidity
Chronic pain
  • arthritis
  • arthrosis (gonarthrosis, arthrosis of the hand, arthrosis of the hip, etc.)
  • persistent disabling pain
  • rigidity
  • functional limitation
  • swelling


Pain and inflammation are two different things, but they actually have many things in common. To be specific, in most cases, the pain we experience in one part of the body, whether the head (headache), a muscle (myalgia), or somewhere else, is often caused by an underlying inflammation.

A sprain is a bone-and-tendon-related issue, which can affect any joint of the body (the most frequent are those of the wrist, knee, ankles, cervical spine - where it is called "whiplash" - and generally the joints with the most protruding bones) caused by a sudden/unexpected and violent unnatural movement, which results in temporary changes to the physiological and anatomical structures and limits of the joint itself.
Sprain accidents often occur in sports, while driving, but also in the work environment and in everyday life. The symptoms that are self-reported following a sprain are immediate pain, edema, swelling, the sensation of warmth, hematoma, muscle contracture, joint effusion, and temporary paralysis of the affected joint.
The different components of the sprained joint, such as the capsule, ligaments, tendons and menisci, including the related muscle, may be damaged in different ways, to a more or less serious degree, but the extent of the traumatic episode can be broadly classified as follows:

  • grade 0 sprain: pain persists for a few minutes and movement is not impaired
  • grade I sprain: pain is present and lingers for many hours, albeit without preventing basic movement of the affected joint. Swelling and hematomas may appear later
  • grade II sprain: the pain is intense and immediate, and swelling and hematomas appear within minutes. Movement is almost impossible
  • grade III sprain: the pain is much more intense and swelling and clearly visible hematomas appear immediately. Joint movements are impossible, and if one tries to perform them voluntarily or through manipulation by others, the pain becomes unbearable