sports injuries pain relief
Don’t Let Sport Injuries Stop You in Your Tracks
You love your sport, so you exercise &/or train every day, sometimes to exhaustion. You are building up strong muscles, but you are also stressing the muscle fibers and potentially tearing them, or causing them to knot up, shortening the fibers. This puts a strain on the origination and insertion points where the muscle attaches to the bones.
If your pain or limited mobility didn’t come from an accident or a sudden trauma to your muscles, you can safely assume that it’s caused by a repetitive strain injury (RSI).
RSI’s occur when a muscle is doing the exact same movement over and over. It could be as simple as typing on your computer or sitting still for hours. Muscles need to shorten to make those movements, and when the muscle is held in the same position for an extended period of time it will shorten to that length. The problem is the muscle needs to fully lengthen when you move in the opposite direction, and it can’t.
A strain is placed on both ends of the muscle, pulling on the tendon attachments, and you feel pain.
You may be told to stretch but this is not the solution. Consider this analogy: what would happen if you had a rope that is 12” long and you tied enough knots to make it 10” long, then you stretched it back to 12”. The knot would be tighter and the fibers outside of the knot would get overstretched. That’s what happens to your muscles when you don’t release the spasm (knot) before stretching.
Fortunately, it’s simple to untie the knots. All you need to do is put direct, sustained, pressure on the spasm and hold it for about 30 seconds. You are forcing out the chemicals (hydrogen ions) that are stuck in the knot and drawing blood into the area to heal the fibers. Now it’s safe to stretch. Plus, you’ll get much better results.
The Julstro Method books and programs show you where the spasms are located, and then demonstrates how to self-treat each spasm successfully.
Where's your Pain?
Where you are feeling the pain is often not the actual source of the problem. This is the reason that you sometimes don’t have relief when you are rubbing a sore spot. The phenomenon is called “referred pain” and the reason behind it is really logical.
The body is a tangle of nerves that start in your brain, go down your spinal column, and then out to every cell in the body. The brain sends a signal that is carried along the nerve, and that is how the body moves. If a nerve is impinged in one place, for example because a bone is pressing into the nerve fiber, the impulse can move quickly down the entire length of the nerve. As a result, you may feel the pain a long distance from where the impingement is occurring.
The same is true with a tight muscle. For example, a spasm (knot) in a muscle of your hip will shorten the fibers and you’ll feel pain where the muscle attaches on the outside of your knee. You think you have a knee problem, but you actually have a hip problem. This is happening with every muscle in your body!
A core principle in the Julstro Method is observing where you are feeling the symptoms of pain, and then working backward to discover the true cause of the issue.
It works! Treating the source of pain with the Julstro Method has helped thousands of people eliminate even longstanding pain and dysfunction. It will help you!
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