How Do Muscle Adhesions Make Our Muscles Sore, Tight and Achy

How Do Muscle Adhesions Make Our Muscles Sore, Tight and Achy


Welcome this is Brian and Christina from
Your HealthySteps where we offer foam rolling and self-care programs so that
you can be active, pain-free and healthy So that you can do what you love to do!
Well so why do your muscles get tight sore and achy? Well it’s not because
you’re getting older, but it’s the accumulation of those scar tissues the
adhesions and that repetitive motion and poor posture that creates that, that
tight achy feeling and today we’re going to talk about how muscle adhesions can
cause that tight achy feeling in our muscles. Okay, so our first question is
adhesions what are they? what is it? That is a good question, it’s the inability of
the muscle to glide over the smooth surfaces that exists between the muscle
fibers and the muscle. All right, and these smooth surfaces is what we
call fascia, it’s what wraps around everything, it’s around your body’s
organs, around the muscles it just pretty much wraps around everything and again
it’s a smooth surface and what’s the muscle fibers the muscles the muscles
themselves and even the muscle groups are sliding and gliding over and so that
is the gumminess that has collected there that iimpeding movement. Wow, okay so
what causes all this gumminess? Well there’s a wide range of causes I mean
there’s things like injury, trauma, radiation can cause this type of
adhesive stuff to occur, lack of movement, living a sedentary lifestyle is
certainly going to cause it even the overuse going to the gym and just
working out three times a day seven days a week that’s going to create adhesions
chronic inflammation can cause adhesions and then repetitive movement. Activities, work, sports that have that repetitive type movements. Okay and so
how does it affect our muscles? Well I mean, think about this for a minute
you’ve got this muscle that’s trying to contract and to elongate and the surface
in which is trying to smoothly do that is gummed up. So it’s going to inhibit
that movement you’re gonna experience a loss of range of motion. And
again, when you have a gumminess it’s gonna it’s gonna be painful you’re
trying to move it’s stiff sore and then that injury potential is much
higher you have a much higher risk of injury. So again, you know it just makes
you feel years and years older than what you actually are. Right, and so when I’m
talking to my clients and I’m trying to explain this I always use my grandma as
an example in that she’s 90 plus years so when she goes to turn to look over
her shoulder she doesn’t just turn her head because she can’t, she rotates her
whole entire body. And so that is, that’s a good example. I mean there’s probably
some other structural issues going on with her but I mean that’s a good
example and we actually see people younger that I’ve seen people in their
20s who can’t look over their blind spot they literally lift the rear end up to
look over their blind spot that’s adhesions and that’s what’s causing that
to really limit that range of motion. And it’s actually painful for a lot of
people to actually look over there blind spot or to move their arms in certain
directions. So we usually lump scar tissue and adhesions like into the same
sentence . Yes. So, scar tissue is really the
knitting together right of the body where it’s repairing itself it’s
repairing itself, yes. And then the adhesions is really the
gumming up of the the fascia so that’s going to reduce that smooth
movement. Absolutely so if you put Elmer’s glue in between your hands and
let it dry and then try to move your hands, that is your muscles that’s what you’re seeing.
Okay, there we go! Scar tissue and Adhesions. Okay, so what can we do about
the scar tissue? So again we’ve got to break it up we’ve got to help the body
get rid of it and that’s self-care that’s the foam rollers the foam balls
that’s really gonna help break up scar tissue that’s in in this facial area
this, this realm in between the muscle and the fascia. Stretching can do
it I’m sorry stretching is good but again
it doesn’t break up the scar tissue or it doesn’t break up the adhesions
that are in there, and then we had talked also about lymph. Right, so
Brian’s great at really breaking up the scar tissue and not the scar tissue the
adhesions, right he’s great at breaking it up and so I’m always saying well we
have to help the body get rid of it so we want a healthy lymph system in order
to eliminate all of these things that we just broke out of our muscles. So we want
a healthy lymph system dry brushing is great walking is great, yes staying
hydrated ,making sure you’re really helping that lymph system move to
eliminate all of that junk we’re breaking out. Movement I
mean that’s the first step. I think the self-care stuff is you got to
break it out of there you gotta help the body eliminate it but then your part is
this movement as this moving the body more. Okay so our question for you
is have you ever heard of this term before “muscle adhesions” and if so where,
and how? Well if you’re interested in learning more about our foam rolling and
self-care training that we’ve put together I’ll put the link below
it’s YourHealthyStepsTools.com and then I’ll also put the other links with
corresponding videos that talk about scar tissue, repetitive use and posture
and how they affect our muscles too. OK! Bye, bye!

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