I would rather say it is OVERRATED. On every injury, pain, etc, docs say: ‘Put some ice!’. Ice, ice, ice, ice… Why do doctors exist when only thing they can do is to say put some ice! F*ck! :mad:
I read somewhere that ice actually iritates tendinosis, which is usually misdiagnoses with tendinitis. http://bodybuilding.com/fun/drryan13.htm
Guys, please note that this ‘action’ plan is only hypothetical. The real ‘action plan’ depends on the diagnosis, symptoms, what is causing symptoms and source of the problem. Having screwed meniscus is not ‘anterior knee pain’…
This is more aimed toward over-use injuries (tendonosis) due poor hip control (adductors, external rotators, glutes), overtight muscles (hip flexors, adductors, calves, ITB, rectus femoris). The aim to adress the source of the problem, not the problem itself (altought I included some terminal knee extension exercises anyway).
I know over here, everybody knows that they should RICE, but, Dont, most poeple i have seen here are too lazy to use it, or, wait a few days Try it and wonder why it dont work then dont use it again.
RICE is really only good for the 1st day or two.
RE- overtight muscles, its amazing how many dont even think to look there!! ie, i start prodding around the upper forearm of this one lady and she is like, “why are you looking there, its my wrist that is sore?” then when i find the RATS running under her skin in the upperforearm and release it, she is like “wow, i can more my wrist again!!” And thats just one example of many. Tight painfull joints can normally be traced back some distance away to a tight out of balance muscle.
I know that wasn’t your intention jamirok! BTW how are the books? I am now dealing more with injured players than with ‘healthy’ players, thus I am looking for some good book on injury prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
How are those books by Aaron Mattes? Anyone here have Clinical Sports Injuries book?
The best is do seminars/courses on myofascial techniques (mobilization, trigger point), books are great for generate new idea or to see how others work, but you have to learn on the field.
AIS book is stretching and stretching is a waste of time with injuries (but can complete a good manual therapy session).