VIDEO SERIES: What You Need To Know About Tendon Injury To Prevent Major Damage
Let’s talk about what you need to know about tendon injury to prevent major damage and keep yourself healthily functioning at a high level. If you just want to skip to the key take away points, watch this short video:
Preventing Tendon Injury
Tendons connect muscle to bone. They’re very strong. But they don’t get very much blood flow and they recover slowly. Unless you have a catastrophic injury (a ruptured Achilles tendon, for example), most tendon injuries come on slowly from over use.
If you catch a tendon injury quickly, allow the tendon to calm down, and do a little preventative maintenance, any tendon issues that has bubbled to the surface should die down within a week or two. But if you ignore the pain, you risk turning a relatively minor tendon injury into a big deal that can take months (or years) of disciplined work to heal. And at a certain point, you might never properly heal, and your tendon could always have low resilience.
I was lucky to interview Dr. Gregory, since he explains this better than I can. He’s a tremendous chiropractor who was recruited from Toronto to work in the Chinese national sport system. Please do yourself a favour and watch these quick videos. This is something you need to know about if you train or play sports.