Episode 101

Published on:

21st May 2024

Flexing Knowledge | Tendon Health Decoded with Dr. Gerard D’Onofrio

Let’s take a look into the fascinating world of tendon health with Dr. Gerard D’Onofrio in this latest episode of the Dr. Gabrielle Lyon Show. Join us as we explore the crucial role of tendons in overall mobility and discuss the various factors impacting tendon functionality. Learn about the basics of how tendons work in harmony with muscles to support movement and what makes them vulnerable to injuries. Discover the significant influence of nutrients such as hydrolyzed collagen, leucine, and omega-3 fatty acids on tendon health, alongside the effects of hormonal changes and medications like fluoroquinolones and corticosteroids. This episode not only sheds light on critical components of physical health but also offers practical advice for enhancing tendon resilience through diet, supplementation, and mindful medication management.

Dr. Gerard D'Onofrio, a specialist in nonoperative treatment of sports and spine injuries. Dr. D'Onofrio excels in diagnosing the root causes of pain and uses advanced imaging techniques like musculoskeletal ultrasound and fluoroscopy to guide his conservative treatment plans. His expertise includes creating personalized therapy programs and performing guided injections and minimally invasive procedures aimed at pain relief and function enhancement.

Whether you're a fitness enthusiast, dealing with tendon issues, or simply interested in maintaining optimal health, this episode is full of insights that will help you strengthen your body's connective tissues and improve your overall well-being.

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About the Podcast

The Dr. Gabrielle Lyon Show
The Dr. Gabrielle Lyon Show promotes a healthy world, and in order to have a healthy world, we must have transparent conversations. This show is dedicated to such conversations as the listener; your education, understanding, strength, and health are the primary focus. The goal of this show is to provide you with a framework for navigating the health and wellness space and, most importantly, being the champion of your own life. Guests include highly trustworthy professionals that bring both the art and science of wellness aspects that are both physical and mental. Dr. Gabrielle Lyon is a Washington University fellowship-trained physician who serves the innovators, mavericks, and leaders in their fields, as well as working closely with the Special Operations Military. She is the founder of the Institute of Muscle-Centric Medicine® and serves patients worldwide.