Stretching and Flexibility for Body Health

Streching and flexibility

Ensuring your flexibility with stretching is crucial to be flexibility.

Many of us may have learned how to stretch our bodies and improve flexibility.

There are two basic types of injury, including:

Static Stretches – This includes the longer holding stretches that many of us have found boring in our past. They are frequently held for a longer period of time and repeated multiple times, tending to burn a lot more for those who are not flexible and have actually slowly be phased out in favor of other pre-workout stretching routines that are more dynamic.

Dynamic Stretches – Dynamic stretches are those that involve more controlled motions that will increase gradually so that you are reaching further and quicker. These can include pendulum stretches for those who run as well as the twisting stretches that golfers are known for. They don’t take much time to replicate the motion that you will be doing after the warm-up.

Both of these stretches have their place depending on the activity that you are planning on completely, but all research states that you should stretch before you are physically active. Most research also points to feel more stretched out while ensuring that you will be flexible. For the best possible result, you should always focus on stretching problem areas of your body first.

For those who are suffering from a pain on one side, it is important to stretch out your calves before you begin running or as a part of your cool-down.

Additionally, it is important to remember a few tips before your stretch:

• Everyone is built slightly differently, and we are not all super flexible. This means that if you cannot to stretch anyways because your body will appreciate it.

• Stretch both sides equally so that you can stay balanced. Symmetry is important when it comes to doing good stretches.

• Avoid overstretching pulled muscles. Sometimes after you have worked out too much, you should do a light stretching routine and then give your muscles a solid break so that you don’t overexert yourself.

• If you are in pain two days after a workout, it is important to ensure that you stay limber and increase your overall flexibility.

• If you have injured yourself while working out or pulled a muscle during stretching, it is important to serve you well.

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In this instance, an athlete was originally diagnosed with minor quadriceps muscle strain and was treated for four weeks, with unsatisfactory results. When he came to our clinic, the muscle was not healing, and the patients’ muscle tissue had already begun to atrophy.

Upon examination using MSUS, we discovered that he had a full muscle thickness tear that had been overlooked by his previous provider. To mitigate damage and promote healing, surgery should have been performed immediately after the injury occurred. Because of misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment, the patient now has permanent damage that cannot be corrected.

The most important advantage of Ultrasound over MRI imaging is its ability to zero in on the symptomatic region and obtain imaging, with active participation and feedback from the patient. Using dynamic MSUS, we can see what happens when patients contract their muscles, something that cannot be done with MRI. From a diagnostic perspective, this interaction is invaluable.

Dynamic ultrasonography examination demonstrating
the full thickness tear and already occurring muscle atrophy
due to misdiagnosis and not referring the patient
to proper diagnostic workup

Demonstration of how very small muscle defect is made and revealed
to be a complete tear with muscle contraction
under diagnostic sonography (not possible with MRI)


Complete tear of rectus femoris
with large hematoma (blood)


Separation of muscle ends due to tear elicited
on dynamic sonography examination

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