How tendon can be involved in your joint pain?
You may have heard the terms “Tendinosis,” “Tendinopathy,” or “Tendonitis.” All of these terms are used to describe the type of tendon injury, and tendon injuries differ from muscular injuries in terms of recovery time, as tendon injuries can take longer to recover. The bottom line is that the person in pain wants to be able to do the things they enjoy without being in pain while doing them.
What are tendons?
Tendons are formed of collagen, a type of connective tissue. They connect a muscle to a bone and serve to transfer force. Tendons play a crucial part in your body since they allow us to move. As a result, optimizing your tendon health is important.
How do you optimize tendon health?
This will be determined by the condition of your tendon. What is your regular level of activity? What are your objectives, what do you want to get back to doing or where do you want to go? All of these factors contribute to determining the best loading zone for your tendons.
- We can examine your current condition and design a customized loading activity program to optimize your load management.
This is closely related to optimal loading. Recovery is equally as crucial as tendons loading. You must guarantee that your tendons have enough relative recovery to adapt to the stresses you place on them. For this, we can also design an exercise program that without stressing your tendon can maintain its strength and also simultaneously apply some high-end sports injury modalities to fasten your recovery such as.
- Extracorporeal shockwave Therapy (ESWT).
- Super Inductive System (SIS).
- High-Intensity Class 4 Laser.
- TR or Tacar therapy.
- Combo Therapy.
- Wireless Professional.
Proteins, amino acids (leucine, arginine, glutamine), vitamins C and D, manganese, copper, zinc, and phytochemicals are all thought to be beneficial to tendon growth and healing. These should preferably be obtained from entire foods. Chicken, fish, beans, and tofu are examples of good protein sources. Vitamin C is an important nutrient since it helps to create collagen; oranges are a good source of this. Grapefruit, strawberries, kiwi, bell peppers, spinach, broccoli, and tomatoes are also high in vitamin C.
- At our multispecialty clinic, we also have a facility for sports nutritionists who can examine your daily nutrition need and plan a diet to achieve that.
Drinking water throughout the day can help you stay hydrated, which will aid in all major biological activities, including spinal disc hydration. As a result, tendons and ligaments will be less likely to stiffen.
When you don’t obtain all of the nutrients your body needs from food, it’s a good idea to take supplements to make up for the deficiencies. Oral supplementation of hydrolyzed type 1 collagen, arginine L-alpha-ketoglutarate, and bromelain has been shown in studies to have a potentially positive impact on tendon repair and pain relief.
If you have tendon pain and need the care, attention, and guidance of our excellent physiotherapy team at Elite Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre, you can visit your clinic in Saket or Gurugram, or you can have an online consultation.