Fascias are all fibrous connective tissue structures in the body. These include: ligaments (linking bone to bone to hold a joint), tendons (connecting muscle to bone), muscle connective tissue, joint capsules and organ capsules. The fascia is under the abdomen.
The fascia can adapt wonderfully to new conditions: in the case of a local stress, for example by regular sports, the network organizes and develops more strongly. However, the complex braid is also exposed to many stresses. Since the connective tissue is not circulated, only movements ensure that the lymph fluid transports nutrients to the fascia and carries away waste products. If the muscular movements are absent, the fascia may adhere. This is mainly due to the fibrinogen, which is more and more enriched in the fluid, which is normally necessary to close wounds. In the connective tissue, it can also clump together when it is highly concentrated because of insufficient exchange. The connective tissue fluid itself also plays a decisive role. For the less water it contains, the more concentrated are the substances contained in it. Bonding and hardening of the fascia can also be attributed to an insufficient binding of water. If there is not enough hyaluronic acid in the fascia, the proportion of the fluid becomes smaller and the connective tissue becomes ever firmer and inflexible.
Bonded and hardened fascies cause pain
Joint pain, back problems and a worsening of mobility can be the result of glued and hardened fascia. Especially pain, the cause of which cannot be determined even after detailed examination, can often be traced back to adherent fascia. Nerve endings are no longer adequately protected by the fascia, but can be easily squeezed. The close interplay of the receptors in the fascia signals that something is wrong in the body without injuries or inflammation. However, since the fascia is a close-knit network, local adhesions may adversely affect the entire organism over time.
Hyaluronic acid makes the fascia more supple
With age, the fluid content of the fascia decreases. The connective tissue becomes more immobile because the ratio is more and more shifted to the rigid collagen fibers, while the proportion of natural hyaluronic acid decreases. Already starting from about 25 years our body produces less of the multiple sugar. But not only the natural ageing process, but also lack of movement, overweight, stress and incorrect diet can damage the fascine. The regular intake of hyaluronic preparations, besides stretching exercises, massages and a balanced diet, can improve the function of the fascia and at the same time relieve many pain in the joints, muscles and tendons.