My personal experience allowed me to discover the rule of movement “inside the joint” and “outside the joint”. Doctors who have passed the usual medical practice, focused only on “school” knowledge or knowledge of exercise therapy, do not understand this rule and prescribe swimming to patients with deforming diseases of the musculoskeletal system, which primarily include coxarthrosis, gonarthrosis, arthrosis of the ankle joints, as well as scoliosis of the spine. But doctors rely only on the principle of horizontal position of the body on the water, that is, the absence of axial load, but not on the rule of “movement within the joint”, opened by me on the basis of my own, sometimes very dramatic experience. Since then, during my consultations, in response to a question about the benefits of swimming for affected joints, I say the following: “I spent half my life in the pool, but I never prescribe swimming to patients with similar diseases (arthrosis of large joints) for two main reasons:
1) to get the benefit of swimming, you need to swim fast, long and technically;
2) in the process of swimming, the rule “movement inside the joint” is triggered, that is, when the non-congruent (deformed) planes of the joint move, they RUB against each other and increase aseptic inflammation (that is, pain) after swimming!
Therefore, all attempts of people, firstly, who do not know how to swim well, and even who are overweight, and secondly, who have deformed joints, end in failure. The rules of adaptation do not apply to such classes. In addition, my analysis of recreational swimming enthusiasts showed that only 5-6 % of those involved really swim, that is, use loads correlated with the tests of K. Cooper (tests for physical endurance). And the rest simply bathe (athletes I not estimated). They come to the pool and swim as they think, but in response to my question, ” how Long do you swim without stopping?”answer uncertainly:” All the time of the session, which is allotted to me.” But neither the total number of meters swam, nor the more fixed time they can not name. Consequently, they waste at least 3 hours of their time in the illusion of recovery.
Here one more rule of restoration of health works: in itself movement of health does not give — health brings only “correct” movement, that is the correct selection of a complex of physical loadings in which power exercises, stretching and aerobic enter. Everything else is just sporty vanity, creating the illusion of recovery. Most people confuse sports activities with Wellness. On my questionnaire question “do you Do any recreational activities?”answer:” Yes!”And usually called football, skiing, tennis. I want to draw your attention to the fact that I ask my patients who came to me with pain in the back and joints, but those sports that they call as recreational activities have nothing to do with health. They are especially dangerous for people who have problems with the musculoskeletal system and CCC, if only because in these sports there is no clear control over the amount of load.
In the vast majority of cases, these people do not soberly assess the state of their muscular-ligamentous apparatus and cardiovascular system, do not attach importance to overweight and loss of muscle endurance. Of course, psychological discharge occurs, but there is no true recovery in this case. People confuse the concept of exploitation of the body with the prevention of health. Alpine skiing, football and tennis require that the musculoskeletal system is well prepared for these activities. If people who want to do these (and other) sports, undergo medical control, then, as practice shows, it is always superficial-a maximum at the level of ECG, and examination of the system of muscles, ligaments, tendons are not provided by generally accepted medical standards. If a person has a history (medical history) there is no myocardial infarction, then these and similar sports entertainment doctors allow.
Football, skiing, tennis and swimming are dangerous for people who have problems with the musculoskeletal system and cardiovascular system.