Suffering from relentless, non-specific pain takes a toll on an individual’s daily routine and emotional well-being. When the pain does not seem to come from a specific injury or illness, or when more than one area of the body is affected, the effects can be lifelong and traumatic. However, for people who suffer from this type of pain, as well as many other conditions, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. This light comes in the form of myofascial release therapy. What is Myofascial Release Therapy?

Should you use hot or cold for muscle pain? Some people will tell you to exclusively use hot therapy, whereas others will suggest applying ice to a sore area. So which is right? Fortunately, there is an answer to this question that will guide you in the right direction: It depends! Both hot and cold therapy are useful for treating muscle pain. Whether you need hot or cold for muscle pain depends on the nature of the issue that is causing the pain in the first place. Let’s look at this in more detail: When you would need cold treatment for muscle pain Cold treatment is an excellent treatment for recently injured or inflamed muscles. This is due to the fact that inflammation restricts blood flow, which is necessary to promote faster healing; cold treatment reduces said inflammation. Also, cold treatment also helps to reduce pain by slowing down the pain receptors Continue reading →

Many specialists consider extracorporeal shock wave therapy, also referred to as ESWT, a breakthrough treatment for pain management and mobility restoration. With an excellent success rate, this form of therapy can be used to treat a series of conditions, including fractures, Achilles tendon, calcaneal spur (heel spur), calcific tendinitis (rotator cuff), lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), bursitis, renal calculi (kidney stones), and even scars and non-healing ulcers. Defined as a non-invasive procedure that works by delivering pulses of energy in form of radial sound waves, ESWT initiates a rapid inflammatory response in the tissue. The normal physiological reaction to inflammation is vasodilatation, which increases blood flow within the affected area of the body, stimulating cell regeneration. Cell regeneration not only promotes healing, but also helps relieve pain and inflammation. The pulses of energy are delivered with the help of some special devices pressed on to the injured tissue. Specific low- and Continue reading →