I often have to advise professional athletes: “Doctor, why do I have osteochondrosis? I go in for sports, and the muscles are good … “-” Do not confuse the exploitation of my body, which in sports is sometimes incomparable with the capabilities of the body, with the right prevention after such immoderate exploitation. “
As practice shows, training sessions are always aimed only at achieving the desired sports results, and team doctors only provide first aid or refer athletes for treatment to dispensaries in case of illness or injury. The trainer, creating the program, does not consult with the doctor, does not take into account the capabilities of the body of his wards. Will win – well, will not win – we will choose a replacement. But after all, the doctor is sometimes unable to help the patient, since he himself does not know the laws of the influence of the muscular system on human health. Doctors, as a rule, study the prescription of medicines for the treatment of acute and chronic conditions. Perhaps even massage therapists are even more versed in this matter. So one should not be surprised that many athletes with excellent physical component often suffer from acute back pain.
This, incidentally, applies to lovers of marathon running, and to tourists, and to those who do yoga, fitness, that is, to everyone who tries to take care of themselves, but does not know the laws of the proper operation of the body. This is not even taught by fitness instructors at sports academies. Osteochondrosis is not so much a disease as a lack of literacy in matters of a healthy lifestyle.
That is why kinesitherapy is so important now – the science of treatment with movement, the main principle of which is: “Correct movement heals, wrong movement cripples”. If in the already described case histories we considered muscle failure, then for athletes, on the contrary, an excess of muscles that are clogged, overloaded and poorly controlled in this state is typical. They affect the athlete’s ability to perform the movement that he has been training for his whole life, and now he feels pain when trying to make it. This can be called “sports osteochondrosis”, or the rule “4 x 4”.