IS YOUR TENDINOSIS SYSTEMIC OR LOCAL?
UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE IS CRITICAL!
Not too long ago I wrote a BLOG POST on the difference between local health problems and systemic health problems. For those of you dealing with TENDINOSIS, understanding the difference between the two is critical. In fact, in many ways, Systemic Tendinosis and Local Tendinosis are two totally different problems that require two totally different approaches to treatment. This blog post is in response to this email that I got just a couple of days ago. Since I get a lot of similar emails, this post will allow me to simply send people a link in response to similar questions.
The problem is that this person is looking for a simple / mechanical / local solution (TISSUE REMODELING) to a complex systemic problem. When a person has multiple-site Tendinosis (or MULTIPLE-SITE FASCIAL ADHESIONS for that matter) found on both sides of the body at several different locations, their problem is almost 100% certain to be systemic. This means that there is undoubtedly an underlying problem that is affecting the whole body (as opposed to several local overuse or sprain / strain type of situations). In my experience, these are usually caused by a drug reaction (ANTIBIOTICS and STATINS seem to be the biggest culprits) or an AUTOIMMUNE REACTION to one's own Connective Tissues. Typically, you'll find that GLUTEN and LEAKY GUT SYNDROME are involved in the equation in some form or fashion. The first thing that is critical to understand with Systemic Tendinosis is that Tissue Remodeling is not going to help. In fact, it may make your problem worse.
Yeah; we help tons of people with local Tendinosis with a very minimal amount of treatment and expense (see HERE, or HERE). But trying to break down tendinous adhesions that are the result of a systemic problem will simply result in more pain and dysfunction. The key to solving Systemic Tendinosis is to figure out what is the underlying cause of the INFLAMMATION that is driving the problem. I get it; Tendinosis is not an "Inflammatory" problem. But if you have Systemic Inflammation coursing through your system, you are much more likely to have a wide variety of health problems, including bilateral, multiple-site Tendinosis.
Some of the things that I recommend for dealing with Systemic Tendinosis (as well as most SYSTEMIC HEALTH PROBLEMS) are simple, common-sense sorts of interventions that will be the foundation for just about any customized treatment protocol. Here is a short list.
There are certainly other things that could be put on the list, but this will provide people with a starting point. If you have questions or concerns, be sure to read THIS POST.
Dr. Schierling completed four years of Kansas State University's five-year Nutrition / Exercise Physiology Program before deciding on a career in Chiropractic. He graduated from Logan Chiropractic College in 1991, and has run a busy clinic in Mountain View, Missouri ever since. He and his wife Amy have four children (three daughters and a son).