Author- Daniel Rothenberg Sports Chiropractor, Masters Strength & Conditioning 2019
Why do muscles stay persistently tight? Many different treatments are sought after to ‘release’ the muscle but this only gives temporary relief. A question we often fail to ask is ‘Why does this muscle remain tight after being released? What causes it to come back?’ It is import to realize that the brain uses our muscles to move us and to protect us.
Why may a muscle be in ‘protective’ mode?
Why would a muscle be tight from movement?
The key is to assess and understand why the muscle remains tight, what is it protecting? If you have to use a trigger point ball/stretch/release the muscle all the time you may be using the wrong tool for the job. Delve deeper as to why the muscle remains tight, there is always a reason and when that reason is addressed changes can happen very quickly.
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