In our ongoing quest to DEprioritize stretching from your rehab & prevention routines, the achilles tendon has to also be close to the top of our list. (click the buttons if you want to read up on our earlier content about this concept)…
We commonly hear our clients with hamstring problems reporting things like:
“pain in my [actual] butt while sitting on chairs or in the car”
“feels way worse when walking or running uphill compared to downhill”
“it’s worse after not moving for a little while, and then better again while I’m walking or moving”
Pain is a tricky thing.
And 9 times out of 10, we hear that when people are in pain their temptation is to stretch those hamstrings.
Dealing with a bad (or mild) case of tendonitis?
I get it, that seems wrong doesn’t it?
When something hurts, we tend to stretch it instinctively. But are you finding that stretching is really helping your pain in the long term? Have you ever wondered why stretching sometimes makes your pain even worse?
“It hurts [here] when I run more than 12 miles” he told me.
Wondering if any other of his “normal” activities provoked his symptoms, I asked “when else throughout your day or week does this pain kick in?”.
I’m often asked what insurance I take at Limitless.
It’s a great question! And something I love talking about because, well…I do things a little different at my Physical Therapy clinic.
So here is my origin story and why I do what I do…