I’m in pain! Where do I put the massage ball for relief?

There’s nothing worse than being in a situation where you know you’ve done yourself an injury but you just aren’t too sure what to do about it.

In a previous article I mentioned a mobile app called “Real bodywork Muscle Trigger Points “. I’m mentioning it again because it’s a must have for everyone. There is an apple version, an android version and a windows version.  Have a look at their website for the version to suit your needs.

How do you use it?Muscle trigger points by area of pain

Usually you’ll reach for the app because you are feeling pain or discomfort in a part of your body or a “zone”.

Choose a circled zone that is as close as possible to where you feel the discomfort.

The app will show you the muscle or muscles (X) that could be causing the pain and the area (in blue) where the pain might be spreading. For muscles on your torso, arms or legs, you can put the massage ball on the X and slowly release the trigger point.  The pain will lessen and retreat to where the ball is placed. Usually you will still need an adjustment but this certainly takes the edge off until you can get in to see us.

The app gives you information about the muscle which is often accompanied by a video of stretches that you can do after using the massage ball.

If you’re not sure, then ask us when you are next in.

2016-03-04T19:53:09+00:00March 4th, 2016|Chiropractic & Massage|