There are two types of tendon dysfunction – tendonitis (reactive inflammation due to overloading) and tendinopathy (chronic tissue deformation due to chronic overload and no remodeling program). Recovery from these are not always straightforward. Generally, people tend to do “too much too soon after doing too little for too long”. That results in delayed healing time and continued inflammation. The inflammatory phase in a tissue injury is typically 10 days and during that time we can take some steps to improve our recovery. The acronym RICE which stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation is not longer applicable and instead a new acronym called PEACE & LOVE is being applied with greater results. We discuss all that and more today!
- The Most common regions of injury including the Achilles, patellar tendon, plantar fascia, rotator cuff (supraspinatus), wrist extensors (tennis elbow).
- Generally how people do “too much too soon after doing too little for too long”, and how that can be more harmful than beneficial.
- Two types of tendon dysfunction – tendonitis (reactive inflammation due to overloading) and tendinopathy (chronic tissue deformation due to chronic overload and no remodeling program)
- How the acronym PEACE & LOVE has superseded RICE in the preferred way to heal these injuries.
- What are Isometric, Eccentric and Concentric contractions and what are examples of each.
Dr. Courtney Clark has a doctorate in Physical therapy and she is a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist. She is also the clinic director at East riverside results PT. She has a great passion for orthopedic care and an in-depth knowledge of the science of pain and pain management. She uses an individualized approach to each patient. She lives in south Austin and enjoys a variety of outdoor activities.
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