New research shows that the pain signal may be simply an "electrical leak" from an ion channel. As previously written there is a connection between the opening and closing of ion channels and electrical polarity charges. The new finding by a team of scientists at KU Leuven indicates the actual pain message is electrical and is short circuited due to chemical changes in the ion channels. The ongoing research is showing the chemical and physical relationship of pain and electrical polarities.
Functional Restoration is effective to treat achilles tendonitis before further injury ruptures the achilles tendon. Achilles tendonitis often initiates as "pain behind the heel" for most people. Functional restoration intervenes early in the acute stage of achilles tendonitis to reduce the swelling and lessen the inflammatory responses. Using functional exercises to increase range of motion of supporting muscles and increase ability of muscles to excessive force avoids the tendon rupture. Functional restoration is a process of active exercise, combined with electrical stimulation during and after exercising, that avoids rupture and avoids achilles tendon rupture surgery.
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