Kaenz is the best tendonitis treatment in swimming pool
Tendonitis or tendinopathies are injuries that affect the tendons due to overload and/or repetitive movements over time, and their long and complex rehabilitation, therefore, the tendonitis treatment, must be approached by a specialist who can heal the damaged tendon, using therapeutic exercise as the main tool.
Next, we will present the best treatment for tendinopathies to all our readers.
Before everything else we should know … What are tendonitis and why are they produced?
It is important to correctly define tendon pathologies (structure that joins muscles and bones), as the term “tendonitis” is widespread, but histological studies have shown that tendon involvement in these tendonitis cases is virtually free of inflammation, therefore, the suffix “itis” should not be used.
A tendinopathy is characterized by a degeneration of the extracellular matrix, disorganization of the structure of collagen fibers and neovascularization, then the most appropriate concepts, would be the following, according to the International Association of Rheumatology:
a) Tendinosis: Tendon degeneration caused by age, the aging of connective tissue, overuse and vascular compromise.
b) Paratendonitis: Inflammation of the paratendon regardless of whether or not it is coated with synovium.
c) Paratendinitis with tendinosis: Paratendinitis associated with intratendinous degeneration.
“Tendonitis” is the most common soft tissue disorder, with an estimated prevalence of 11.4% of the general population, being the main causes: Sports (swimming, water polo, basketball, baseball, tennis, golf and athletics), physical exertion (playing the violin, writing on a computer, sewing, screwing, among others) and housework, especially if they involve repetitive movements.
What are the most common locations of “tendonitis”?
The most common locations are the shoulder (rotator cuff and supraspinatus), lateral elbow (lateral epicondyle), medial elbow (epitrol), wrist (wrist extensors and flexors), knee (patellar tendon or patellar tendon) and the ankle (calcaneus or Achilles tendon).
What is the conventional tendonitis treatment, according to its phases?
In the inflammatory phase (first 24 to 48 hours), histologically there are no inflammatory cells, but if structural changes and modification of the collagen fibers, hemorrhage, vasoconstriction-vasodilation and presence of the complement system, therefore, cryotherapy is applied (ice located in the tendon), not with the purpose of eliminating the inflammation, but with the objective of avoiding the hypoxic secondary injury by the edema.
Analgesic physiotherapy (TENS, TIF, cold pack and cryokinetics) are also used, and the option of corticosteroid infiltration is ruled out because it eliminates the small inflammation but weakens the collagen fibers and then causes partial or complete rupture of the tendon, which would lead to a surgical intervention, which we must avoid.
In the proliferation phase, characterized by the presence of different repair cells (fibroblasts, fibrocytes, macrophages and endothelial cells), which will produce collagen, proteins and amorphous substance; consequently, at this stage, the goal is to prevent muscular hypotrophy and joint stiffness, through exercises that progressively apply a controlled stress on the tendon (functional elongation, concentric and aerobic exercises).
And finally, in the remodeling and rehabilitation phase, which lasts from 2 to 12 months, eccentric exercises are started to increase the elasticity, strength and resistance of the muscle-tendon complex and to re-educate proprioception in order to avoid future injuries.
As you can see all these phases of conventional treatment, they do not always have the best results, but can be solved if you perform exercises in the pool, led by a specialist in aquatic therapy, expert in physical exercise and rehabilitation, being a more effective solution, Kaenz.
Why is Kaenz the best tendonitis treatment?
First of all, it should be noted, that not all pool exercises are good for treating tendonitis, for example swimming will cause more damage by the repetitive movements that occur in their different styles, another similar case is hydrogymnastics or its derivatives, which perform the same choreography to all users and even drawing their arms over the water, without fully using the physical principles of water, injuring or aggravating the pathology, since they are not directed by health professionals.
In contrast, Kaenz, is a methodology based on personalized exercises in pool, which enhances the results of inflammatory phase, because hydrostatic pressure, reduces edema that was caused by injury and even by immersion in water, segments weigh less, avoiding the overload of the tendons and reducing the pain.
In addition, safe exercises can be performed for the stages of proliferation, remodeling and readaptation, enhancing proprioceptive water stimulation, strengthening affected tissues and accelerating rehabilitation, with better results; becoming the best treatment for tendinopathies.
We have the conviction that Kaenz, will improve your health and well-being, being a great investment, to reduce expenses for medications, hospitalizations and avoid surgeries, we invite you to experience this first virtual aquatic therapist, which will change your habits, recharging energy, toning your body, keeping you young and positively impacting your quality of life, sharing with your loved ones.