Practice of therapeutic yoga / tendonitis Achilles
I have years practising jogging and some elliptical. The case is that I suffered a bilateral Achilles tendinitis for not doing well the stretch prior to exercise, and also after running. I was two months in rehabilitation and passed the pain. I have now tried to return, but since the first day I have discomfort... The doctor has told me that he should not return to impact sports that could damage the tendons. My question is whether yoga is suitable for my injury and if I can even benefit. Manuel Olmedo (Vigo)
Tendinitis is inflammation undergoing tendons when they occur its fibers microrroturas (filaments are formed). I.e., inflammation is the healing response of the organism which favours the arrival of feedback elements, such as fibroblasts, to the injured tissue. So these elements to reach the area, the blood vessels dilate and become permeable to triggering the redness, swelling and increase in temperature characteristic in this type of process and, more or less evident depending on the case.
But what is what generates the microrroturas of tendinous tissue? Normally it is given or by excessive traction mechanical or by a direct impact on the tendon. What most often happens in the case of achilles tendon involvement is that the person's posture is too far ahead of the line of gravity (as we can see in the image in which the red dots should match or be very close verticality line). When we have the center of gravity in advance, we shift the weight to the anterior part of the feet and with it, so as not to fall to the ground, we increase the activity of the calf muscles (twins and diesel). Excess activity of these muscles will exert high mechanical traction on the tendon. Depending on the weight of the person (determined not only by their degree of "width" but also by their height), how advanced they are at the center of gravity, their age (the younger the more elastic capacity of the tissues) and/or the type of sport they perform can to the limit the resilience of tendon fibers.
Thus, the problem is not the inflammation which, let us remember, is reparative response of the organism to the lesion, but the causes that have produced the lesion. We must then act on them and, in any case, see if the person is at Center of gravity in advance, too much weight/height/age/density of soft tissues for the mechanical demands involved in running. Perhaps these conditions not be modified and more prudent is that the person ceases to run.
Yoga, good choice
Yoga can be an excellent choice and, in principle, not counterproductive, always do stretching of rebound in which twins/soleus muscles will be involved.
The soleus muscle stretches and twins, soft at first, to lower your muscle tone and reduce the tensions that they moved to the tendon: ADU Muka Savasana, Uttanasana, Malasaña and Parsvottanasana.
To slow down the Centre of gravity is very useful to practice becoming aware that the body weight should be right in front of the heel bone, slightly ahead of the peroneal malleolus (where lies the severity of the image line arrowhead). Are also very interesting for delaying the position the stretching of the quadriceps: Vajrasana, Anjaneyasana (the full posture, holding the upper hand), Supta virasana, Eka Pada Rajakapotasana II.
Psoas-iliac: Anjaneyasana (with the trunk upright to also stretch the high portion of the psoas), Virabhadrasana I, Urdhva Mukha Svanasana, Ustrasana.
Thoracic openings: Supta baddha konasana (resting the column on a rolled blanket), Bhujangasana, Setu Bandha Sarvangasana.
All the aforementioned postures can be modified and used supports to suit the characteristics of the practitioner.
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Alex monastery and Or Haleluiya
Alex monastery It is physical therapist, ostopata and posturologist with wide experience in the field of health care and teaching. He has been Professor at the Ramon Llull University in Barcelona of physiotherapy for more than one decade and has worked about five years as a therapist at the Hospital Sant Pau (aside from having his private practice for 20 years where he sees cases of all kinds). He is the author of the book Spine healthy (translated also to the Russian).
Almost 20 years has taught Anatomy, Physiology and pathology to yoga teachers, must be one of the first in Spain, and no doubt has a lot to offer when it comes to teach the more than 40 pathological processes studied in the training jointly with Or, as well as how to deal with them all them with therapy through movement.
Or Haleluiya It is a Yoga teacher, acupuncturist, master's degree in Psychology (UAB). President of the Spanish Association of Yoga therapy. Or began his practice at age 22 in the Iyengar method intensively for seven years, traveling widely to study with teachers known worldwide in this method. It has certified in Anusara yoga, restorative Yoga, and Yoga therapy. Or has made a couple of courses of dissection human in the universities in London and Scotland. It's regular writer of articles in different journals.
Or classes are exceptional by their masters to refine biomechanical of people practice yoga according to the skills and needs. It also has an original ability to tell stories of the Indian mythology related to the biomechanical studied in their classes that move and connect with the heart.