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Joint Pain Hack

by Regina Fancy (2019-09-07)

Imaging: Recent MRI studies of acute grade I and II Joint Pain Hack Reviewhamstring strain injuries have indicated that abnormalities (ex. edema) can confirm the presence and severity of injury and assist with providing an estimated time of recovery but are not able to predict at risk for re-injury individuals. MR imaging is considered to be superior over ultrasonography for deep portions of the muscles for previous injuries due to residual scarring, increased sensitivity in measuring the size of injury and identifying subtle edema. Prognosis & Rehabilitation: Several factors should be considered that likely contribute to the high rate of re-injury in the hamstrings: persistent weakness in the injured muscle, reduced extensibility of the musculotendon unit due to residual scar tissue, and adaptive changes in the biomechanics and motor patterns of sporting movements following the original injury.Research continues to show that the risk of re-injury can be minimized by utilizing rehabilitation strategies that incorporate neuromuscular control exercises and eccentric strength training, combined with objective measures to assess muscle-tendon recovery and readiness to return to sport. Eccentric strength training is appropriate due to its effect on remodeling damaged muscle-tendon tissue and resetting the length-tension relationship to a more appropriate level - scar tissue is stiffer than the contractile tissue it replaces, and thus alters muscle contraction mechanics.