You have got all the signs and symptoms of a tendinopathy, and the pain is becoming too much for you to handle!
This is where you begin to wonder, what you can do to help yourself 🤔
While I believe that seeing a manual practitioner, such as an Osteopath is advantageous; I understand sometimes circumstances don’t allow!
If this is the case for you, then I suggest you start performing Isometric Exercises!
Isometric Exercises involve muscle contractions, in the absence of joint and muscle movement.
Meaning, you are contracting your muscle and holding it against a constant resistance!
A study by 'Rio BJSM' in 2015, looked at the benefits of Isometric Exercises for Tendinopathies 👨🏫
The results were:
• Decreased pain immediately after, lasting for at least 45minutes
• Decreased excess motor inhibition • Increased muscle strength by 19%
This means that, in the initial stage of injury, performing Isometrics will reduce your pain and begin to rebuild the strength required to progress!
If there is an interest in seeing a few examples, just leave a comment and I will be happy to put together a video and post it here 😃
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