Yoga for injury rehab?

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    Nov 04, 2008 6:29 AM GMT
    I injured my lower abs and developed some tendonitis on the tendon that runs on the inside of my left leg from running over training. I've been having issues for about 2 months now, and I'm finding that yoga's really helping loosen the area up.

    Has anyone had success speeding up their injury rehabilitation with yoga or am I just giving the muscles a good feel good stretch and accomplishing nothing else.
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    Nov 04, 2008 7:45 AM GMT
    After trying everthing from Western Biomedical medicine, Chiropracty, Physical therapy, Hellerwork massage, Thai massage, Acupuncture, chinese herbals, strength training, and alot of whining, Proper Yoga (ie, not a generic "cardi/yogercise"class) with a SUPERB instructor has been by far the one modality that has proven itself to supercede all others (well, ok, drugs help for maintenance too) in regaining and maintaining a life that brings me close to normal again. Me LOVES my Mr Yogaman!icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 04, 2008 1:26 PM GMT
    well, yoga isn't necessarily good for everything or everyone. I tried yoga once and it actually made an old injury worse, so I had to see a physio therapist for 3 months to fix me.
    so I'm not going to try yoga again... I think my body is just not suitable for it LOL.
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    Nov 04, 2008 5:03 PM GMT
    I nearly ruined my back in the mid 90s and yoga was the only thing that ended up helping all my muscles heal properly while the chiro worked on my spine and the ortho addressed my messed up shoulder. As for a tendon injured via running...be careful. Some gentle yoga can help keep it limber, but I'd avoid too much deep stretching or any sort of prolonged postures.
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    Nov 04, 2008 5:23 PM GMT
    Runninchlt saidI injured my lower abs and developed some tendonitis on the tendon that runs on the inside of my left leg from running over training. I've been having issues for about 2 months now, and I'm finding that yoga's really helping loosen the area up.

    Has anyone had success speeding up their injury rehabilitation with yoga or am I just giving the muscles a good feel good stretch and accomplishing nothing else.



    Sometimes a good stretch is what your muscles and tendons need to keep from getting stressed and inflamed when you are working them. Yoga has really helped my lower back in that respect.
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    Nov 04, 2008 5:27 PM GMT
    Before starting regular yoga (a heated studio) 15 months ago I had chronic issues with my shoulder, knees and feet...I now rarely even feel a twinge...I agree that yoga is not for everybody but it has certainly worked for me.
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    Nov 04, 2008 9:38 PM GMT
    it's helped with me with a shoulder injury. You have to very careful not to go pass your limits or else you'll get an injury.
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    Nov 05, 2008 9:52 PM GMT
    True, it's not for everyone. I'm pretty flexible anyway and it takes more work to get in a good deep stretch. I took a class yesterday taught by a guy, and it was a little too intense. I have two classes which I'm going to try to stick with on a weekly basis until this thing finally heals. I'm so tired of being injured and unable to run.