Wait for the inflammation to pass before you start stretching your legs. Avoiding pain and stretching should become your main rule. Focus on loosening up!
Hi! I have acute Achilles tendonitis and bursitis. Therefore, the orthopedist and physiotherapist forbade me to perform asanas that strain my legs. I don’t want to give up a yoga practice, but I don’t want to hurt myself either. Please help.
It is very good that you do not underestimate the problem and want to follow the recommendations of specialists. Yoga can help you here, but you should listen to your body and do not overload it.
The first stretching and relaxing positions should be included in your exercise program only after the inflammation has subsided.
Massage and other techniques of working with soft tissue will improve blood circulation, nourish damaged tissues and relax tense muscles.
In this situation, you can be tempted to use a roller for auto massage – sometimes painful, but effectively supports regeneration and removes muscle tension.
Of course, as I mentioned, you can do such a massage if you no longer have inflammation.
Finally, the “asana” kit for you that supports therapy.
First of all – work with a sciatic-shin muscle group (semi-hamstring, semi-membranous and biceps thigh muscle).
Asanas should be performed carefully, preferably with additional support, so as not to lead to too much stretching, which can eventually lead to the muscle shortening and tense even more.
Choice of stretching asanas (arranged according to the degree of difficulty and intensity of stretching):
Wait for the inflammation to pass before you start stretching your legs.
For now, I suggest focusing on the upper torso. Perform different hand positions in selected asanas, e.g. sitting ones.
Try to keep the following actions for five breaths:
Also, avoid asanas that will especially violate structures around the tendon!
As you can see, you have a lot to choose from. Avoiding pain and stretching should become your main rule.
Focus on loosening up!Tags: Acute Achilles tendonitis and bursitis, yoga