Updated: Aug 30
Be it of the wrist, shoulder, elbow or heel, tendonitis is a real scourge that can quickly poison our lives. Many of us live with chronic tendonitis, a permanent pain that prevents us from moving freely. What do doctors say? Rest, anti-inflammatory drugs, then exercise. But once installed, tendonitis seems difficult to dislodge. But... what if the solution was not in the affected area, but in the brain?
Let's start by understanding it. The tendon is what connects the muscle to the bone. All of our major muscles are attached to bones. That's how we stand. So tendons have some flexibility, but obviously you don't want to go beyond their limits. And therein lies the problem: we tend to move inefficiently, in patterns of organization that promote injury.
Take for example what often causes tendonitis, which is lifting too much weight: if the load of this weight is not well distributed, the force exerted will be absorbed by your muscle (or tendon, or ligament) and not by the hardest part - which is made for it, your skeleton.
What caused your tendonitis? For me, it was carrying my children on the side where my shoulder was weakened (due to surgeries and radiation from cancer). Every time I carried a child, the weight of the load remained concentrated in the shoulder. Total: chronic tendonitis, then frozen shoulder!
Our skeleton is designed to absorb great forces. The ideal movement or position is always one in which the force felt can be dispersed. Are you carrying the entire load of your body on one precarious point?
Your brain organizes your movement
To come back to the initial point, it is the brain that organizes the movement. Do you know what that means? It means you are in control! You can change the way you use your body, your skeleton, to avoid injury and pain. But how? First, rest, and don't move the affected area. The brain does not learn in pain. Then, with your full attention, start exploring micro-movements, very slowly. The more you explore different ways of moving and being, the more your brain will be able to relearn how to organize the movement without pain. See how, when you use the affected part, the rest of your body, your skeleton, can also participate. You are a dynamic organism: each part drives the others! This is what creates efficient movement.
There is a way to organize your movement to ensure that tendonitis does not return. To do this, you must relearn how to organize your body and your movement more efficiently. The Anat Baniel Method of NeuroMovement® is ideal for this because the movement patterns you experience are just right to inform the brain of the different variations.
Find out if this method is for you, try it and see how quickly you can get rid of tendonitis - for good!