The fitter, faster, stronger executive gets the better deal.
Your fitness regime reflects what you do in your business lifeRead More
Tendinitis, tendinosis, tendinopathy. Lets call the whole thing off
The older your therapist or trainer, the more likely they are to muddle up what to call your tendon pain. The younger your trainer or therapist, the more likely they are to waste your time with an obnoxious mini-lecture if you use the wrong word.Read More
Tendon pain, gelatin, and collagen.
In our obsessive pursuit of stronger muscles and hearts, we’ve failed to understand how to train and feed connective tissue like ligaments, tendons, bones, and cartilage.
Almost everyone is told that the tendon doesn’t have much of a blood supply and takes ages to recover from an injury. We do nothing with this information.Read More
The stuff tendons put up with!
If you have tendon pain, the chances are you don’t really understand the concepts of load and capacity. Nature offers a smorgasboard of stresses and pressures to help you screw up your tendons. I think someone once said suffering is good for the soul, and tendons believed them . Tensile, compressive, and shearing loads can get a tendon pain party well and truly on the way!Read More
Why does your leg hurt again?
There are hundreds and thousands of therapists and trainers, that, when confronted with your hurting hamstring or your terrorised tendon will simply dive in and rub that bit! Maybe they will give you a specific stretch and maybe a reassuring “There there, therapist kiss it better”
The reality is that your body is a global system and highly interrelated. Leg issues can be caused by core issues, how you chew your food can screw your knee!Read More
Tendons and Fluoroquinolone
Fluoroquinolone is a super popular drug! Its an antibiotic that appears in these trade names
- ciprofloxacin (Cipro)
- levofloxacin (Levaquin/Quixin)
- gatifloxacin (Tequin)
- moxifloxacin (Avelox)
- ofloxacin (Ocuflox/Floxin/Floxacin)
- norfloxacin (Noroxin)
The NHS explains the risks and rewards of these drugs here
An anti-inflammatory vinaigrette for your tendons
According to the tales of “old housewives” and the assurances of hippies, food does have a supportive role in helping tendon pain resolve itself.
There are famous anti-inflammatory foods that, when combined with a healthier lifestyle and actually doing specific exercises, really, really helps.Read More
Fix your tendon and fascia pain with a beetroot
On one level this article is speculation combined with exaggeration, optimism and good old fashioned hope.
It’s simply going to weave tendon pain together with current research on nitric oxide, glyceryl trinitrate (GTN) patches and beetroot.
Wish me luck!Read More
The wrist pain survey
Does wrist flexibility, or range of motion, correlate with things like wrist pain. If it does, it means I can fairly easily sort it the same way I fix Plantar Fasciitis
To help out in this research, get into this position and lean on your wrists until you feel a stretch ( but not discomfort!)Read More