Muscle pain can be annoying. Whether that pain is from muscle soreness or an injury, stiff muscles and dull pain can slow you down. Myofascial release can be an effective option to relieve the pain and get back to life as normal. This treatment involved putting gentle pressure on specific body locations to restore range of motion and ease pain. While bigger tools, like the foam roller, are used to relax and relieve larger body areas, the Pressure Point Ball is perfect for targeting smaller painful trigger points.
What Are Trigger Points?
Trigger points are also known as myofascial points. These spots are located on specific spots on your muscle and the surrounding tissue. These trigger points are one of the most common sources of referred pain. This means that when the trigger points are pressed or activated, pain is felt somewhere else in the body. For example, you may have a trigger point in your foot that causes pain in your ankle.
Presure Point Balls are one of the myofascial tools specifically designed to release these trigger points. By using the Lacrosse Ball to apply pressure to these points, the triggers are released, the muscles are eased and the pain alleviated. Depending on the trigger spot, the pressure may be painful at first, but after treatment the muscles will feel noticeably relaxed.
What Can A Pressure Point Ball Treat?
Pressure Point Balls are specifically good for treating shoulder, buttocks and hip pain. They also works wonderfully on smaller muscle groups like the biceps, triceps and calves. The small area of the Pressure Point Ball really allows the user the pinpoint the pain and really get in there to release the trigger points. When used before and after training, the Pressure Point Ball aids in preventing soreness as well.
If you’re living with chronic pain or a painful injury, give us a call and order today to get on the fast track to recovery.