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.
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
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!
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!)
Before anyone starts criticising your breathing and setting you weird breathing exercises, make sure they have at the least taken a peak flow reading. This is where you puff down a tube and compare the reading with your height, so you can monitor your lung function. There are too many trainers hanging around who attended an online course and are now taping peoples mouths up while exercising with very little assessment of the science behind it.
Make sure they do some basic assessments first. The peak flow meter is one of those basic tests! You may need breathing drills.