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How to Effectively Treat Your Stress Fracture

How to Effectively Treat Your Stress Fracture

Tips on preventing stress fracture
Preventing Stress Fracture

 

Tips on dealing with pain of stress fracture
Dealing with Pain of Stress Fracture

How to effectively treat your stress fracture is another conversation in our on going dialogue  on how  to treat running related injuries.  Welcome back. Last time you learned how to recognize shin splints and avoid shin splints pain.

You specifically learned that aging footwear and training error, including a rapid increase in running distance and intensity, plus inadequate time for stressed muscles to recover can be the reason for you getting shin splints.

You also discovered a surprisingly simple trick for keeping your shin splints healthy. What you did was to use your understanding of cross-training—alternating between 2 or more sports to stay fit— to address the over use of tired muscles that may be causing your shin splints pain. You discovered, for  example, that you could substitute  your land  running with deep water running or cycling.

In addition, you learned 4 exercises  that can keep your shin splints in good condition. They are:

  1. Single-Leg Balance  
  2. Stair Case Stretch
  3. Seated Stretch
  4. Toe Yoga

Now this time you’re going to learn what to do if your symptoms initially appear to be  shin splints, but over time the pain increases and is present  while walking and even at rest. You may have a stress fracture which is a is a bone that breaks over a period of time following some type of micro trauma.

 

How to Tap into Your Knowledge of Cross-Training to Better Understand Stress Fracture

If you followed the information in the last post, then by this time you should have an understanding of  how cross-training  would help you get  better if  your problem was only shin splints. Consider this account of a 29-year old female marathoner who was also a hiker, road cyclist, and swimmer. You could imagine her as a competitive runner, for instance, run in place in water and swim to stay fit while nursing  her shin splints. However, she notes that her cross-training didn’t work.

Lessons of a Marathoner

“I took the next day off from exercise, but after a 20-minute trail run the following day, the flats were uncomfortable and the downhills were excruciating, causing me to cut the run short. Road biking hurt the next day, and after another day off I went swimming–it hurt to kick.” [1]

The account shows that something more than shin splints may be happening  because the  traditional strategy of alternating activities to rest stressed muscles, thus reducing the pain of shin splints, wasn’t working.

It turned out that our marathon  runner had developed a stress fracture after a 47-mile run.

So at this point, your next step is to to address the cause of the  stress fracture. What can you do to prevent this from reoccurring? It may be that you have over-trained, increasing mileage too quickly. You need to go back and look at your training log to figure out where the increase in mileage took place and readjust for the next season.

However, you need to be careful at this point. That’s because sometimes our body told us long before an injury happened that something was wrong and we just didn’t listen.

My Experience With Ankle Pain

I’m speaking from experience here. One time I was doing a long distance  drill and I planted my foot unevenly on a grassy hill.  I made the mistake of continuing to run even though  my left ankle started to act up. Next thing I knew, I felt a wave of excruciating pain that forced me to almost hop back home. I had sprained my ankle. And in order to  relieve  my pain , I ended up resting, doing some rehab work, and giving up the rest of track season. I didn’t listen to  my body. Trust me, you don’t want to make this mistake.

As I said,  the best way to treat a stress fracture while keeping it from reoccurring  is to to go back and look at your training log to figure out where the increase in mileage took place and readjust it as you heal. Specifically, you’ll want to follow these steps:

•Step 1: [ Don’t be Your own Doctor] Think of when you first got that pain in your left shin, and all the icing and massaging didn’t really help. Giving your muscles a break by trying different activities didn’t help either. If you think you may have a stress fracture, consult an orthopedist. As one sports doctor notes, “Even after localized tenderness ceases, you still need another four weeks before a return to running. It typically takes eight to 12 weeks for a tibial  stress fracture to heal enough for three 3-mile runs a week.”[ 2]

•Step 2: [Ignore The Impulse to Get Back to Your Running].  You need to make the commitment even before working with your orthopedist to stay off your feet until you are pain-free with routine activities. Like it or not you may need to use crutches.

•Step 3: [Follow A Careful Rehab Guide Back To Health]. Now that you have a professional to help you, you can follow a regiment that will gradually get you to running back on land. Elliptical training, deep water running, cross-country skiing, and foam roller workouts  can be part of your routine.

•You may also want someone to study your gait. Poor running style contributes to injury. While it may not be possible for you to observe your running form, you can ask another runner, better yet a coach, to provide feedback. For example, you need to make sure that your  elbows are slightly bent, and the arms do not swing above the shoulder blades or cross the midline.

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Conclusion

And there you have it – a quick and easy way to understand how to treat shin splints. However, you still have to do one more thing: You need to understand how low body mass (BMI) can lengthen healing time. And that’s exactly what you’ll learn next time. So, stay tuned. I like to hear from the readers so please leave me a comment below to let me know if this post helped you or if you have any questions.

References

1

Running & FitNews. 24.3 (September-October 2006): p14.

2

Ibid

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How to Have Awesome Treatment For Shin Splints Pain

How to Have Awesome Treatment For Shin Splints Pain

How to have awesome treatment for shin splints pain fits nicely into our on going conversation about the best way to achieve overall fitness and deal with injury prevention. Last time you learned how, through CrossFit training, that performing exercise in rapid succession can be doing more harm than good.

Tips on CrossFit training
Woman Doing CrossFit Training

On the other hand you, you learned that Cross-Training, which is alternating between two or more activities to stay fit, in fact allows you to stay fit when injuries flare up.

Tips on swimming as Cross-Training
Swimming as Cross-Training
Tips on running as Cross-Training
Running as Cross-Training
Tips on Cross-Country skiing as Cross-Training
Cross-Country skiing as Cross-Training

 

The bottom line that you should have walked away with from  comparing CrossFit and Cross-Training is that “rotating to an exercise that uses different muscle groups will make it possible to keep going when one set of muscle groups tire.” 1

Now this time you’re going to use what you know about CrossFit—muscle fatigue  due to performing  strenuous  exercise in a rapid and short amount of time—and Cross Training to help you have a better understanding of how to get treatment for shin splints pain.

Read on…

The Top Three Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Imagine this. You get excited about returning to running after having been off for a significant amount of time—perhaps several months. You decide that you’re going to go for the gusto and do a long run. After the run, It feels like knives  are stuck into your shins at every step. Even walking back home becomes agony. You get on your cellphone and  text one of your buddies and they text back:

SHIN SPLINTS


What Are Shin Splints?

Medial tibial stress syndrome, also called shin splints, is caused by pain along the medial (inside) part of the tibia (shin bone). Shin splints occur during physical activity and result from too much force on the shinbone and connective tissue attaching muscles to it.

What is Shin-Splint Pain?

“Shin-splint pain can be severe enough to affect performance or even keep athletes from being able to participate in practice or an event.

Shin pain can be a regular complaint among athletes who participate in sports that require prolonged or intense running. When pain persists after the athlete has stopped running, or gets worse over multiple practice periods, shin splints may be the cause. If this pain is ignored, and athletic activity continues, there is risk for development of a stress fracture.”2

Shin Splints Not Just For Athletes

keep in mind that , even though I concentrate on runners, you don’t have to be an athlete to get shin splints. If you are experiencing a dull, achy pain on the inside or front of your shin that worsens with activity after a warmup or lingers after a workout, you may have shin splints. In more severe cases, the dull pain may start to feel like a the stabbing sensation I described before.

Here Are Three Common Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Workout and Give You Shin Splints

Mistake #1: Over Training, Too Soon.  If you think about it, shin splints can  generally refer to overuse injury to the bone or muscle in the lower leg. If you recall our  post concerning CrossFit Training,  we noted that injuries often occur as a result of performing high intensity exercises such as sprinting, jumping, and combining them with olympic style weightlifting without  giving the muscles time to adapt and recover. Thus, one pushes, and often too soon, muscles that are tired. “When an athlete or everyday exerciser increases their training volume before they are physically ready for the increase, injury risk rises rapidly.” 3

Lesson applied from cross-training

Adequate Breaks Between Workouts Allows The Muscles to Recover Before Experiencing Another Shock

Bottom line: Start slow: Most people develop shin splints from jumping into a new routine without first preparing their muscles and joints for the added work.

Mistake #2: Worn Out Shoes. As stated in a previous post on running tips, running is a very high impact activity. Every time you land on the ground, your whole body weight is being thrown onto that leg. More specifically, each foot strike induces ground reaction forces equivalent to 2–4 times the body weight. [4] This means that if you weigh 100 pounds you are slammed with 200 to 400 pounds of pressure that is like a shock wave to your body. This is why it’s crucial to purchase a pair of shoes that can literally help to cushion that blow. Running in shoes that lack support or stability means that all of the forces from your foot striking the ground reverberate through your feet and into your muscles, bones and tendons in the legs and hips.

To prevent recurrences of shin splints you should replace your  shoes before they are obviously broken down. This means replacing them about every 300 to 400 miles. You’re also more susceptible to shin splints if you have flat feet. Fallen arches, or an overpronation of the foot, cause added stress and pain along the inside of your shinbone. Stabilizing, custom-made orthotics may be the key to help you support  your arches.The orthotics should help you absorb the shock of a heel strike.

Lesson applied to Cross-training

Avoid Adding Stress to Tired Muscles

Mistake #3: Running and Walking on Hard Surfaces. As I reported in previous  posts, the type of  surfaces has a big impact on the intensity of running related injury. A runner who runs on concrete is far more likely  to put stress on his or her feet than one who runs on grass and thus suffer more heel pain.  We can make a similar observation  when we note that constant walking on hard, inflexible surfaces can exacerbate joint damage and increase the likely hood of overuse injury.

The harder the surface, the greater the amount of stress the muscles and bones of the lower leg have to absorb. Concrete and asphalt are examples of high-stress surfaces. Athletes who are unaccustomed to running on a hard surface should alternate workouts to include other surfaces, such as a grass, wood or rubberized material. 5

Lesson Applied From Cross-Training

Just as we can alternate between sports to give tired  muscles a chance to recover, we can also alternate  running surfaces to reduce overuse injury.

Bonus Material—4 MOVES TO KEEP YOUR SHINS HEALTHY[ 6]. As with any other exercise program, please consult your doctor  before doing.

Single-Leg Balance

Stand with weight evenly distributed over forefoot and rear foot. Lift right foot while firmly pressing the big toe of left foot into the floor. Hold about 30 seconds; switch legs and repeat.

Staircase Stretch

Stand with front of both feet on a step, heels overhanging step. Lightly hold railing or wall for support. Slowly lower right heel down, feeling the stretch along your calf. Hold about 30 seconds; switch legs.

Seated Stretch

Sit on floor, or chair, with both legs extended in front of you. Point toes forward and toward the floor, together or one leg at a time. Hold the stretch for 30 

Toe Yoga

Sit or stand in a comfortable position. Lift and lower your big toe and then your little toes as individually as possible. Repeat for three to four minutes per foot.

Conclusion

Congratulations! You have learned to use your insights about  CrossFit and Cross-Training to have a better understanding of 3 major mistakes that can result in shin splints.  Indeed, if your exercise buddies   handed out kudos in the field of shin splint health, you’d deserve some.

Yes, just knowing some of  the training  tips to  shin splints pain is quite an accomplishment. But the truth is, packing away all this information in your noggin won’t do you any good if you don’t put it to use. And that’s why I suggest you take action – starting right now – by examining  your training routine right now. Because the sooner you get started, the sooner you can turn your tips  in preventing shin splints  into real results!

You should note the following:

  1. Are you pushing your self too hard? To reduce the risk of injury, reduce the duration of your running to between 15 and 30 minutes, or reduce the frequency (to 1 or 3 days a week), or  reduce the distance. Your body will tell you when to stop. Listen!
  2. Are Your Shoes in Good Condition? Remember that running on worn shoes places more stress on the lower leg and hips because they are less able to absorb shock.
  3. Are you abruptly changing the surface you’re working out on, such as switching from running on dirt to concrete? If You are, stop now!

Go ahead and use these tips. They will ensure that you reduce the risk of injury in general and increase your chances of  overall health. Feel free to leave a comment. I would love to hear from you. What if  your shin splint seems to be developing into a stress fracture? What then? Don’t worry. I have you covered. I will address the best way to treat a stress fracture in my next post. Stay tuned.

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References

1

Paula Harper

Diabetes Forecast. 42.8 (Aug. 1989): p58.

2

Mackenzie L. McDonald

Coach and Athletic Director. 79.7 (Mar. 2010): p16.

3

The Spectator (Hamilton, Ontario). (Aug. 2, 2017): Arts and Entertainment: pG9.

4

Dowzer CN, Reilly T, Cable NT (1998) Effects of deep and shallow water running on spinal shrinkage. Br J Sports Med 32(1):44–48

5

Mackenzie L. McDonald

Coach and Athletic Director. 79.7 (Mar. 2010): p16.

6

Kristin Mahoney

Muscle & Fitness/Hers. 18.3 (Summer 2017): p66.

 

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How to Stay in Super Shape And Injury Free

How to Stay in Super Shape And Injury Free

More and more I am flooded with  questions from runners about the benefits of Cross -Training vs CrossFit -training. They want to know how to stay in super shape and injury free.

Tips on Yoga as Cross-Training
Yoga as Cross-Training

 

Tips on dangers of Cross-Fit training
Dangers of Cross-Fit Training

In short, they’re trying to figure out how to stay motivated without risking injury.

Chances are, you probably have these same types of questions. And you’ve probably even spent some time on blogs, forums and around the web, trying to get answers. Problem is, you keep getting conflicting answers, right?

For example, just pop onto any CrossFit and Cross -Training forum and ask this question: what is the difference between Cross -Training and CrossFit Training?

I guarantee that you’ll get conflicting advice. Some people will tell you that Cross- Training is really just any non-primary sport that you do to improve fitness for you primary sport (offseason activities, complimentary movements, etc). And it’s usually not at high intensity either (unless your primary sport is high intensity).

For example, runners will add swimming/bicycling/rowing workouts to keep their endurance high while reducing risk of injury and overtraining.

A Man is Working Out By Taking A Lap in The Pool
A Swim WorkOut
A man is working out by biking
A hard bike workout

 

A man in the middle of a rowing workout
An Intense rowing workout

In CrossFit, non-primary activities are your primary sport  and are done at  high intensity and often in a short amount of time.

A woman in the middle of a weight lifting workout
Weight lifting workout

 


Another group will advocate that real top peak fitness for the entire body can best be achieved through CrossFit -Training. Others will say CrossFit can cause injuries due to its high intensity nature and even cause kidney failure. And just to make it extra confusing, you might even get a few people telling you to that there is no real difference between Cross- Training and CrossFit  training.  That CrossFit is just a brand name or company that promotes a specific exercise philosophy and holds competitions—-and promotes cross training in its programs.

So You’re Left to Sort throughThe Wheat and The Chaff

If you’re new to the fitness community, it’s even harder because you don’t know who to trust. Because the truth is, there are plenty of wannabe personal trainers who want you to think they know what they’re talking about – but they’re just as clueless as everyone else. And in some cases, these types of people are offering downright dangerous advice.

That’s why I compiled this list of frequently asked questions.

I wanted to make sure you got the right advice from someone who’s successfully done the research  and has spoken to doctors, physical therapists, and coaches on the best ways for runners to keep in shape while still recovering from an injury. Read on…

Q. What is the real difference  between Cross -Training and Cross Fit -Training? A. Cross-training is alternating between two or more activities to stay fit. For example, a typical cross-training routine would be to run one day, swim the next, and bicycle another. Some competitive runners, for instance, run in place in water and swim to stay fit while nursing shin splints or other injuries. 1

CrossFit – training is basically a 20 minute workout that combines movements such as sprinting, jumping, rowing, bodyweight exercises, and climbing rope. The aim is to give you endurance, strength and explosiveness all in one tough workout. One of hallmarks of CrossFit- training is the Olympic style weightlifting they do in their workouts—including lots of heavy squats, shoulder presses, jerks, snatches, and deadlifts.

Q.   Can CrossFit cause Back injury?A.  One study about CrossFit athletes in a 2014 edition of the Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine noted that 20% of the 386 that were surveyed said they’d sustained injuries doing CrossFit. Common back injuries  include herniated disks and lower-back spondylosis.2

As I have mentioned before,  healthy spinal discs act as shock absorbers between the vertebrae and allow the movement of the spine, they keep it flexible. However, an article on the danger of extreme physical extortion  on the spine  reveals the following:

“Putting too much stress on it through extreme physical exertion, heavy deadlifting or squatting without having good control over the lift, can damage those discs: they may bulge or break. What causes the pain is the slipped or ruptured disc, pressing on the nerve which leads to severe, excruciating pain, numbness, weaknesses, even loss of balance and bladder control.” 3

Q. Can CrossFit training cause KIDNEY DAMAGE? A. Research links popularity of the high intensity resistance training to ’20-fold’ spike in hospital admissions. 4

  • CrossFit has been linked to a breakdown of muscle tissue called Rhabdomyolysis.
  • This causes a damaging protein, myoglobin, to be released into the bloodstream
  • This can cause  kidney failure


Here is an account of an athlete who suffered kidney damage after a cross fit session.

From The Gym to The Hospital

Palmer took a break from exercise on Thursday, but the next morning he went for a long bike ride. The following day his arms were uncharacteristically sore and swollen, his urine the color of black tea that had been seeping for hours. Instead of suiting up in workout gear on Sunday, he found himself in a hospital gown hooked up to an IV drip that flushed his kidneys with more than nine liters of saline. As his creatine kinase levels—the amount of muscle protein broken down poisoning his blood stream— declined at the pace of a snail…5

Q. I like the idea of having my entire  body at peak performance. Is there a safer way to get the same results?
A. There are three basic components of total fitness: flexibility, strength, and cardiorespiratory or cardiovascular endurance. An example of this is the triathlon— events that combine swimming, running, and cycling. Triathlon show how one can reach an overall fitness level without risking serious injury such as kidney failure. The lesson that can be drawn from athletes who participate  in triathlons is that , “rotating to an exercise that uses different muscle groups will make it possible to keep going when one set of muscle groups tire.”

What this means is that for example you can go ahead and do strength training one day so you can improve the capacity of the muscles to perform, and swim the next day to increase endurance. This can be followed by something like Yoga to enhance flexibility.

Body is Given Chance to Adapt

One of the so called selling points of crossFit training is that the exercise are varied and intense so your total body gets a full work out. Here is the problem. Because there is no consistency, the body never really gets a chance to adapt and in most cases the muscles becomes tired and sore. When those muscles are pushed, injuries happen. The bottom line is that you are better off using cross training rather than CrossFit training to achieve  an overall fitness level

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Conclusion

At last, you finally know the TRUTH about Cross Training vs CrossFit. And that means that you can now train to reach overall fitness more confidently, because you’re armed with the knowledge you need to succeed. See you at the track.

I like to hear from the readers so please leave me a comment below to let me know if this post helped you or if you have any questions.

References

1

Paula Harper

Diabetes Forecast. 42.8 (Aug. 1989): p58.

2

https://www.boxrox.com/crossfitters-lower-back-pain/

3

http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2325967114531177#ref-18

4

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4388908/CrossFit-cause-kidney-damage-experts-say.html

5

https://www.livestrong.com/article/545200-the-fall-of-fitness/

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How to Stop a Heart Attack With Infrared Laser

How to Stop A Heart Attack With Infrared Laser

It’s a frightening statistic: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that around 715,000 Americans suffer a heart attack every year. 1

 

Tips on Stopping a Heart Attack
Man Having A Heart Attack

That’s a lot of people with heart problem, isn’t it? And yet most people completely ignore these statistics. They think there’s no way a heart attack could happen to them. But just ask the 715,000  people who’re affected by heart problem, and they’ll tell you that it can and does happen. And they’ll also tell you the best thing you can do is be prepared.

That’s what this post is about. You’ll learn how to stop a heart attack with  infrared laser.

In just moments you’ll find out how a new break through in medical technology that uses infrared imaging could help detect your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. you’ll find out how to protect yourself or a loved one from becoming a statistic. Read on…

Why I feel so Passionate  about The News I’m About to Tell You

I first started this website  with the mission of helping pain sufferers, particularly those with back and foot related problems, find solutions that would enable them to have less pain in their lives; at the very least, recover faster. My mission was spurred by my experience as a caregiver for a mom who has a chronic back condition. A surprising, but wonderful, thing happened along my journey to find the most effective ways to manage or lessen pain. I discovered, or perhaps more accurately rediscovered, the many ways we humans are capable of transforming adversity and destruction into something that can bring healing and hope.

As The Acclaimed Spanish Philosopher, Jose’ Ortega y Gasset Once Observed :

The first time I heard that quote, I thought  it was a nice hopeful sentiment of people’s ability to do good. Over time, however, this has grown to be one of my favorite inspirational quote, simply because it speaks to practical discoveries and research that have transformed devices that where meant to minimize  casualties of  war and pain and reimagined them as tools to heal and prevent tragedy.

How to Use War Tech to Detect Fluid in Lungs

I wrote about this technology in an earlier post. As I said at the time, the SensiVest, created by Sensible Medical, uses radar technology that was first utilized by the military and rescue teams to see through walls and rubble in collapsed buildings. In fact the Israeli military  used it find bodies buried in rubble.

Here is The Kind of Reimagining of War Technology to Healing Device That I’m Talking About

The technology Instead of looking for bodies buried in buildings, it looks for fluid in the lungs. Dr. William Abraham, director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, explains it this way: “Now the technology has been miniaturized and put into a form that allows the radar to go through the chest wall and get an accurate measurement of water inside the lungs”. [2]

As stated in a previous post, an early detection of fluid in the lungs can dramatically reduce the chances of a patient with a heart problem being readmitted to the hospital. Why? The patient can be treated immediately, in the convenience of her or his home, before the situation worsens.

Laser Sheds Light on Heart Attack Plaques

Now there’s another  remarkable  example of how technology that was used to improve mood and  give people younger looking skin has now been repurposed to detect heart attack risk. If a doctor  could know how close you are to having a heart attack, that doctor  could step in with surgery or medication before the damage is done.

As  hinted earlier, there’s something unfolding in the medical tech industry that every caregiver of a chronically  ill  family member ought to know about. Specifically, a new diagnostic tool that uses near-infrared light to visualize the fatty build-up in the arteries. This may help in the early detection of patients at risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Let’s jump In

I have read many posts  on medical technology where unfortunately the writer is so  enthusiastic  about the subject that they get caught up in a lot of jargon. Not to worry. I just want you to concentrate on 3 things.

  1. What causes heart attacks?
  2. What is infrared?
  3. How Does Infrared imaging work to identify  abnormalities in the arteries?

Here we go

What Causes  Heart Attacks

A heart attack can be defined as “the death of a segment of heart muscle caused by a loss of blood supply. The blood is usually cut off when an artery supplying the heart muscle is blocked by a blood clot.” 3

Okay, you’re thinking if I’m the plain speaking kind of guy what does that really mean?

Well, think of all those lessons you learned  in biology about how a parasite  invades a host. Remember how,when looking under a microscope, it’s possible to see that disgusting parasite  worm attaching to the lining of the intestine. Not a pretty sight. I only mention it so you have an understanding that we have instruments that can allow us to visualize those worms eating.

Now, let’s move from the intestine to the arteries. Instead of worms, imagine fatty plaques that are in danger of rupturing. This is a process that can cause heart attacks. Infrared light allows to visualize those plaques. More about that later. First, let’s look at what exactly is infrared light.

What is Infrared light?

Infrared  or Electromagnetic Radiation is a form of light that we can not see with our eyes, but that we can sometimes feel on our skin as heat. Thus, you experience infrared light every time you feel the heat of the sun on your skin or the warmth of a camp fire. 4

In other words, infrared light is an invisible wavelength of energy in the form of heat.

The colors emitting from this radiation  are captured by an infrared camera.

Here we have giraffes and turtles from the Santa Barbra Zoo seen through an infrared camera. The image shows the warm blooded giraffes glowing with more infrared light.

Here we see that  the roof where less heat is emitting  is blue, but the windows and the rest of the house, releasing  more heat, glow in red infrared light.

 

Tips on Infrared light
House Lit by Infrared Light

A Sonar  to Detect Bad Things in The Artery

Just in case you need a reminder, a sonar is a system using transmitted and reflected acoustic waves to detect and locate submerged objects. keeping this analogy  in mind, we are now ready to see how infrared light imagining, like sonar, can detect those fatty plaques in the arteries that are in danger of rupturing.

The Answer to How Infrared Imaging Detects Abnormalities in Arteries

A new near-infrared diagnostic technique could help improve early detection for patients at risk of heart attacks or strokes, according to a new multi-center study.

“Researchers at the University of Warwick’s WMG, the Baker Institute and Monash University reported that when they increased the wavelength of light currently used to visualize athereosclerotic plaques, they were able to selectively identify rupture-prone deposits, which can lead to blood clots, heart attacks and strokes.”  5

Here is How Our Sonar Analogy  Comes to Play

According to Dr. Schiller, one of the researchers,   their team discovered that by increasing the wavelength of infrared radiation currently used to detect fatty deposit build-up in arteries to near-infrared wavelength, they were able to selectively identify plaques with internal bleeding, which is typically associated with high-risk deposits.

Researchers estimated “that a mixture of heme products, formed during the degradation of red blood cells, caused the fluorescence. The fluorescing products were only observed in unstable plaques with internal bleeding, researchers added, and not more stable deposits.” 4

Here is the bottom line

If it’s possible to detect rupturing plaques in the artery, it becomes possible to then find out how well, after treatment  the cell walls are healing.

Conclusion

Now, to wrap things up, I’d like to share with you one of my favorite quotes  about inspiration: “You’d Be Surprised How Often What If Works

If this quote doesn’t make you think anew about how we can take the bad and insignificant and repurpose it for good and life-changing action, then nothing will. And that’s why I encourage you to take what you’ve learned in this post and use it to be like those scientists and doctors who transformed tools of cosmetics and war to tools of survival and  higher quality of life. Because no matter who you are, you too can find a way of  turning something “bad” into something less bad. And that can make a big difference  to someone.

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References

1

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/268643.php?utm_source=TrendMD&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Medical_News_Today_TrendMD_1

2

Obesity, Fitness & Wellness Week. (July 8, 2017): p550.

3

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/151444.php

4

http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/page/what_is_infrared

5

http://www.massdevice.com/study-new-infrared-imaging-technique-could-help-detect-heart-attack-stroke-risk/

6

Ibid

 

 

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How to Use Infrared Heat Pad to Tame Your Pain

How to Use Infrared Heat  Pad to Tame Your Pain

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Rating: 9 out of 10

Introduction

Are you familiar with Far-Infrared or radiant heat (FIR) ? If not, let me start by defining it for you:  FIR is part of the natural light spectrum of sunlight and a safe form of energy that heats the objects by a process called direct light conversion. In other words, the heat does not burn or dehydrate skin— unlike ultraviolet rays, which cause sunburn and cancer.  Instead,  the process directly warms the object, not the surrounding air. Later in this post I’ll talk about how to use infrared heat pad to tame your pain.

 

First, let’s take a look at an  infrared sauna so that you can better understand the concept of FIR.

An article in Men’s Fitness Magazine explains the process perfectly.

“An after-workout sauna is great for soothing tired muscles. But the new trend in recovery-unlike the traditional steam bath we all know and love-is a sauna that uses infrared light, the invisible (and harmless) part of sunlight that makes our skin feel warm. Instead of heating the air, as steam does, the more efficient infrared light directly heats the body, so nearly 90% of the heat is absorbed. It also penetrates deeper than steam heat-about 1.5 inches into tissue, compared with just the outer layer of skin that a steam bath reaches.” 1

 

The reason I wanted to define it is because so many people assume that because they have had bad experiences using electric heat to manage chronic pain, they’ll have the same problems with infrared heat. Here, to illustrate, is a common concern about electric  heating  pads voiced by a user:

I never liked my electric heating pad. It was stiff, the material was unpleasant and I even got my skin burned once, a painful experience that I will never forget. Plus, I hated the fact that the minute I turned it off, the pain came right back.”

And that’s why these same folks make the mistake of not effectively treating their back pain, based on their misunderstanding.

Now that you know what   FIR means, let me share with you how pain sufferers are using infrared heating pads to  manage chronic pain and relieve spasm in the muscles that are far deeper in the skin– and how you can too. Read on for the eye-opening details…

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Enjoying Sauna therapy

Electric heating pads use electric heating coils, which not only emit high levels of electromagnetic radiation, but only heat your skin (or burn it, as has happened to so many people).

On the other hand, far infrared heating pads use natural stones, such as Jade, to deliver deep penetrating heat (infrared rays) which can penetrate all the way to your bones and create a uniform warming effect – without any side effects or risks.

 

Which is The Best Infrared Heating Pad?

All right. Warming up the muscles of your back can give you relief from back pain. That said,  you want to know the best way of getting heat on your back without causing health problems. As mentioned, Infrared heating pads are the safest way to go. The question then, with so many options, is what is the best infrared heating pad to relieve back pain?

Let Me Introduce You to The  UTK Far-Infrared Healing Therapy Jade Mat

According to the manufacture, this pad features far-infrared heat and negative ions (delivered via natural jade and carbon fiber heating elements. When the jade is heated, it emits far-infrared heat that penetrates deep into your body and has the following benefits: relieves pain, improves blood circulation, reduces tension and stress and improves flexibility.

Enjoying Infrared Heat Therapy
Infrared Heat Therapy

This seems to be backed up by pain sufferers who have purchased the product. Here is a typical comment from customer.

5.0 out of 5 stars

Great For Reducing Inflammation, Relieving Pain & Increasing Flexibility!

This heating pad has truly been amazing! It far exceeded my expectations. I injured my back and about seven months ago the symptoms became severe, with burning nerve pain and muscle pain and restriction in two-thirds of my body. I’ve been to chiropractors, a physical therapist, a massage therapist, an orthopedic surgeon, and a pain management specialist. No one has been able to fix this. Pain medicine has made the situation more bearable, so I’m grateful it exists; but this is no way to live. When I began using this pad–about a month ago–the situation finally began to improve. It has reduced the swelling in my spine and the pain and restriction has been reducing, slowly but steadily. I don’t know that this will fix my back entirely, but it has definitely made a significant difference.

Here is The Problem We Want to Solve. How do We Decide if The UTK Pad  is The Best FIR Pad?

One can consider the following questions about the UTK Pad

1 Is its best quality in doing something better than what similar products are already doing in the market?

2 Is its best quality in doing something unique when compared to similar products?

3 Are there many alternatives you could use?

4 Are there a few alternatives

5 Would You say its a effective way  to warm muscles, simulate blood flow, and promote healing?

Let’s See What The UTK Pad  Does in Relation to its Competition.

Thermotex Far-infrared Heating Pad Gold

 

What it is:  According to the manufacture, Thermotex Infrared Therapy System Gold is a single element device built specifically to target the larger muscle groups including the hips, hamstrings, upper and lower back and shoulders, to deliver safe and effective far infrared heat. The patented far- infrared heat technology  penetrates 10x deeper than regular heat, and doesn’t burn or dehydrate skin.

How it works:  The Thermotex Heating Pad produces infrared heating to provide deep penetrating warmth for temporary relief of acute and chronic pain. After just 20 minutes of use, the soothing infrared wavelengths penetrate up to 2.36 inches into the applied area. This results in an increase in blood flow, which enhances the natural properties that the body requires to heal. Providing nutrients, oxygen and proteins to the area and delivering temporary relief of pain and inflammation.

High Professional Credibility

It’s nice when a popular health product is not considered voodoo science  by the medical professional  who can sometimes be a close-minded bunch. Thermotex Gold is recommended by a doctors and therapists around the world for speeding healing and recovery.

Better Than Your Standard Heat Pad

it would seem that the Thermotex Gold  big selling point is that it’s more effective than a standard heat pad for pain relief. It targets pain and inflammation where it originates.

How Does The UTK Compare to Thermotex Gold?

UTK heating pad  delivers heat via jade stones. When the jade is heated, it emits far-infrared heat that penetrates deep into your body and relieves pain, improves blood circulation, reduces tension and stress and in time – improves muscle flexibility.  Penetrate 200-300 times deeper into your body without exposure to electromagnetic radiation. Thermotex delivers the infrared rays through carbon fibers, which some levels of EMF radiation. EMF radiation  is harmful to your health—Something that should be avoided.

UTK Pad can be folded, which is very important because you can wrap it around any part of your body, not just your back. Plus, it’s easy to fold it and take with you when you travel.

The Thermotex Pad Gold can not be folded. This means you can’t use it in your car or wrap it around other aching parts of your body.

We can conclude that the UTK Pad is a more effective Infrared heating pad  than the Thermotex Pad Gold.

Is The UTK Pad Unique?

UTK Pad, unlike Thermotex, uses Negative Ions

What’s The Purpose of  Negative Ions?

Negative ions are molecules with an extra electron that your body can absorb. They’re found in abundance at waterfalls, mountains, beaches and in the air after a rainstorm. Numerous scientific studies indicate that once they reach our bloodstream, they produce biochemical reactions that help calm and relieve stress, alleviate depression, boost our daytime energy and increase improve our immune system.

Are there many alternatives you could use?

Yes, there are many alternatives but I think most are not as effective as the  UTK Pad.

Are there a few alternatives?

Yes, but at a higher price

Would You say it’s an effective way  to warm muscles, simulate blood flow, and promote healing?

Yes, I would.

How Has The UTK Pad helped?

UTK far-infrared (FIR) heat therapy natural jade healing pad benefits the body by:

•Helping give relief from minor muscle and stiffness, joint pain, muscle spasms, sprains and strains, minor muscular back pain

•Helping the body remove toxins through perspiration

•Reducing tension and stress

•Improving lymphatic flow

•Boosting the immune system

•Increasing the circulation of blood deep in the tissues

UTK  Product Features

  • Flexible. Can Wrap AROUND A BODY PART & SIT & LIE ON: back & lower back & shoulders & waist & hip & legs & arms & knees & feet .
  • More EFFECTIVE & SAFE & LONGER-LASTING & DEEPER PENETRATING THERAPEUTIC HEAT than conventional heating pads: features natural jade, far-infrared heat, negative ions.
  • MORE SOLID CONSTRUCTION, SECURE AND STURDY: the controller, the cable, the pad and connections.
  • EASY TO OPERATE SMART DIGITAL CONTROLLER: with Timer and Temperature settings, Auto shut-off , and Memory Function.
  • MINIMAL EMF and HIGH NEGATIVE ION

PROS:

  • Heats up Fast
  • Jade stones and negative ions
  • Flexible
  • Temp. and time controller
  • Velcro strap keeps it in place

Cons:

  • May be a little heavy for the elderly

Why I Recommend The UTK Pad

While it’s true that not all the science  is conclusive on the harmful effects of  EMF radiation, my view is to always go the extra mile when it comes to safety. I believe there is enough evidence to warrant caution when it comes to any product that can emit EMF radiation. There is also plenty of scientific evidence to suggest that negative ions are good for your health. This combination of minimal EMF and High Negative Ions, and demonstrated ability to deliver healing infrared heat, gives me confidence in recommending the UTK Far-Infrared Healing Therapy Jade Mat for relieving  your pain.

I have a passion, because I’m a caregiver to a chronic pain sufferer, to keep pain sufferers in the loop about the latest information that can help them. That said, understand that anything you read in this post is not a substitute for doctor’s advice.

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Reference

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The new hotness: infrared heat

Men’s Fitness. 33.1 (January-February 2017): p20.

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How to Decompress Your Spine, Avoid High Blood Pressure

How to Decompress Your Spine, Avoid High Blood Pressure

Product: Nubax Trio

Price: $299.00

Cheapest Place to Buy:

Warranty: 1 Year

Rating: 9 out of 10

Introduction

High blood pressure  is a growing problem for people with chronic back pain.

Take one of my readers, for example, whose comment I’ll never forget. He suffers from intense back pain due to a herniated disc.However, he is tired of “eating” meds just so he can function. He tries  to “suck it Up”  and go on with his life. Still, sometimes he can feel his heart racing because of the pain. He knows the pain is causing his BP to sky rocket. The problem is to find a way to manage his pain without increasing his BP.

Fortunately, chronic pain sufferers don’t have to suffer from BP once they know how to control their pain without adding stress to their  circulatory system.

That’s what you’ll learn about in this post.

Specifically,  You’ll also find out the benefits of spinal  decompression: This involves gently relieving pressure on the discs between your vertebrae so they can heal, re-align, and no longer pinch spinal nerves, thus easing your pain. You’ll learn how to decompress your spine and avoid high blood pressure.

You’ll learn how to  use spinal decompression through active stretching  without the stress on your joints and the discomfort  of blood pressure fluctuations.

And you’ll even discover the best alternative to inversion tables.

So, without further introduction, let’s jump in with a discussion of spinal decompression…

What is Spinal Decompression

Spinal decompression works  by stretching the spine and decompressing the spinal discs which may have bulged. Herniation occurs when the vertebrae get compressed together, squeezing the soft disc tissue in between, causing the nucleus of the disc to pop through the side of the disc, deforming the disc. The disc material then presses against the nerves that run along your spine, which is what causes pain and sciatic pressure.

During the stretching process, “ a negative vacuum effect is created, sucking the discs back into the spinal cord and reducing pressure on the nerves and reducing pain. 1

Sponge, Water, and Your Spine

One of the best analogies I have heard to explain how a spinal decompression device works is  stated by Dr. Timothy Lim.  He holds a doctorate degree in Doctor of Chiropractic, and is a current member of the Chiropractic Association (Singapore).  He  ask us to “imagine a dried up sponge. It’s hard, inflexible and even slightly brittle… Now imagine pouring a glass of water over the top of that sponge. Visualize the sponge filling up with water as it expands and becomes softer, more flexible and… well… more ‘spongy’. This is exactly what your spine is doing every single day.” 2

Gravity Squeezes Out The Water

What would happen, following the good doctor’s analogy, if you were to slowly apply pressure to the sponge between  your hands—squeeze it? Drip Drip Drip…water gets out and sponge becomes dry.

Gravity works the same way on your spine.  It literally squeezes water out of your discs.

As more and more pressure is applied to your discs (through walking, gravity, and other everyday activities) – less and less water can flow through and apply the “sponge-like” effect to your discs.

Without that water… your discs get thinner and thinner… causing pressure, pain and stiffness in your spine. 3

Without water in your discs to help absorb the pressure on your spine caused by gravity as well as normal wear-and-tear on your body each day… You experience:

Pain

 

Tips on managing pain
What pain looks like

Thus what you want is for your body to fill your discs with the necessary “cushioning-water”.

A common answer is an inversion table which will decompress your spine using the force of gravity. You invert at a certain angle (from as low as 30 degrees to full inversion – hanging upside down) and gravity pulls your vertebrae apart.

The problem however is that hanging upside down can spike blood pressure in some people and also cause eye problems. And let’s face it. Not every likes the idea of hanging upside down.

Here is Where The Nubax Trio Comes in

The Nubax Trio does not require hanging upside down, and creates spinal decompression through active stretching. It requires very little effort on your part. There is none of the added discomfort common in inversion therapy (blood pressure fluctuations, knee and ankle pressure, acid reflux etc)

That said, how do we decide if the Nubax Trio is the best alternative to inversion tables?

One can consider the following questions about the Nubax Trio:

1 Is its best quality in doing something better than what similar products are already doing in the market?

2 Is its best quality in doing something unique when compared to similar products?

3 Are there many alternatives you could use?

4 Are there a few alternatives

5 Would You say its an easy method for spinal decompression and an effective alternative for inverting?

Let’s see what the Nubax Trio does in relation to its competition.

 The Spinal Stretch


What it is: According to its creator, SPINAL STRETCH is a revolutionary breakthrough in portable spinal decompression so that it can be used at home, work, or on the road. It’s as simple as wrapping a Velcro belt around your waist and chest, closing the door to hold the tether in place, then lying comfortably on the carpet and slowly increasing the pull. Provides the same relief to the lower back as hanging upside down.

 

Tips on stretching your spine
How to stretch your spine

How it works: Let’s go back to imagining the disc as a sponge. if you hold the sponge real tight in your hand, you can put in a lot of water but it will not absorb the water until you start to release the pressure and then the water can rush back in.

 

The spinal stretch  takes the pressure off the disc , and  creates a negative pressure inside the disc. Like a vacuum, water  is pulled back into the disc. The spine is hydrated, and this allows for the discs to stop rubbing against  the nerve. Thus, the pain is greatly alleviated. A typical remark from a satisfied customer backs up the claim:

“…The first device I ever tried was an inversion table, it does work but it ended up hurting my hip joints. So then after about a month of that I figured it wasn’t for me. Now came this product I found searching threw the internet back in June 10′ and it was the Spinal Stretch. This device definitely saved my life from being bed ridden b/c that’s how bad my back was. That device worked so good for me that it reversed my degenerative disc which added more fluid into the vertebrae and healed my herniated disc. I just wanna say thank you to the people that support the Spinal Stretch product and to keep it going for other people to use this device.”

A Portable Home Decompression Device

it would seem that the Spinal Stretch big selling point is that it’s a convenient, portable, home decompression device that has all the benefits of decompression without the bad effects of hanging upside down.

How Does The Nubax Trio Compare to Spinal Stretch?

When you stretch your back with the Nubax Trio, it creates a negative vacuum in your spine. The pressure “sucks” your disc back into the spot it’s supposed to be in. This “lifts” the disc off the nerve and relieves your pain.

As you lean forward in the Nubax, it decompresses and stretches your spine, creating a separation in your vertebrae, relieving pressure on your spinal discs and nerves.

So it would seem that both Nubax Trio and Spinal Stretch are both effective in using decompression to hydrate your discs and relieve pressure on your spine.

Here is The Difference

Some customers found the Spinal Stretch was inconvenient  to use by themselves at home. One such customer states:

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Problem is every time you crank the handle it pulls you towards the device, I tried every floor type as well as the chest grip belt…probably wasn’t the best investment for me. Problem is when you can barely sit up or even roll over this is a nightmare to get into and setup.

Another one said:

“Slides no matter how tight he fastens it. The chest strap really doesn’t help.”

The Spinal Stretch requires  a door and a nonslip carpet or rug.

The  Nubax Trio is Very Easy to Use

 

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spinal decompression
Tips on decompressing your back
How to decompress your back

Simply kneel into the Nubax… clip in the waist belt… then lean forward and relax for 1-3 minutes!

– Kneel in to the Nubax Trio

– Clip in the waist belt and grip the handles

– Allow your body to lean forward. Hold this position for just 1-3 minutes a few times per day. That’s it. and watch your back pain slowly fade away over time.

We can safely conclude that the Nubax Trio is a more effective home decompression device than the spinal stretch

Is the Nubax Trio Unique?

The Spinal Stretch requires 15 minutes of your spare time per day to get the most benefits out of it.

With the Nubax Trio, you’ll only  need 3-6 minutes of treatment per day to get the most benefits out of it.

We can conclude that the Nubax Trio best quality, by taking less time to get results, is in doing something unique when compared to similar products.

Are There Many alternatives That You Could Use?

Not really. Some use traction therapy similar to what chiropractors do. However, they don’t use spinal decompression the way Nubax Trio does.

Are There a Few Alternatives That You Could use?

Again, not ones that work like Nubax Trio

Would I Say The Nubax Trio is an Easy Method and The Best Alternative to Inversion Tables?

Yes, I would.

How Has The Nubax Trio Helped?

The Nubax Trio helps to:

•Relieve lower back pain

•Maintain a healthy back

•Perform physically demanding activity

•Maintain mobility and a healthy lifestyle

A functional therapeutic device that provides traction therapy, the NuBax Trio can be effective in:

•Occupational health

•Sport and exercise

•Pain management

•Injury prevention

•Relaxation

The Nubax Trio Product Features

•EFFECTIVE. The Nubax Trio decompresses the spine, separating the vertebrae and helping to lift the spinal discs away from the nerve. Studies indicate that using the Nubax Trio helps to relieve lower back pain better than relying solely on manipulation.

•EASY TO USE. The Nubax Trio requires minimal effort from the user, and causes no joint strain. Leaning forward in the Nubax decompresses and stretches the spine, creating a separation between the vertebrae, relieving pressure on spinal discs and nerves.

•PORTABLE. Compact and light, this unit is easy to move, transport and store.

•DRUG-FREE PAIN RELIEF. Helps to alleviate pain without medication, cortisone shots or surgery.

•FACE-FORWARD. This device provides many of the benefits of inversion therapy, but doesn’t require the user to hang upside down. The user leans forward over the device to achieve spinal decompression.

Pros

•EFFECTIVE. The Nubax Trio decompresses the spine, separating the vertebrae and helping to lift the spinal discs away from the nerve. Studies indicate that using the Nubax Trio helps to relieve lower back pain better than relying solely on manipulation.

•EASY TO USE. The Nubax Trio requires minimal effort from the user, and causes no joint strain. Leaning forward in the Nubax decompresses and stretches the spine, creating a separation between the vertebrae, relieving pressure on spinal discs and nerves.

•PORTABLE. Compact and light, this unit is easy to move, transport and store.

•DRUG-FREE PAIN RELIEF. Helps to alleviate pain without medication, cortisone shots or surgery. It works! It is tried and tested.  The Nubax Trio has gone through clinical trials and has received FDA certification. Almost 100% of the people that have used this product have effectively relieved their back pain.

•FACE-FORWARD. This device provides many of the benefits of inversion therapy, but doesn’t require the user to hang upside down. The user leans forward over the device to achieve spinal decompression.

Cons

  • The Nubax Trio targets the Lower back which is the most common place for back pain.  Therefore people suffering from cervical or neck issues may not find relief from the use of this device.
  • A bit pricey. However, I think it’s worth  the price because it delivers results.

Why I Recommend The Nubax Trio

Using an inversion table while you have high blood pressure, hypertension, or are taking blood thinners can be very dangerous and should be avoided. That said, High blood pressure isn’t the only condition that can be made worse by inversion tables. Being inverted also has the following side effects for some  people:

  • It Causes Intense Pressure on the Eyes. If you are suffering from pink eye or conjunctivitis, doing inversion  therapy could cause the inflamed parts of the eye to become even more irritated.
  • It Causes Bone Problems. Inversion therapy may also cause damage on recent bone fractures. People who have skeletal implants are also advised against taking inversion therapy.
  • It Causes Diaphragm Weakness. Hiatal and ventral hernias are very common in inversion therapy because the upper body is thrust in a different position, causing strain in sensitive areas of the body that are not used to such pressure.
  • It Causes Disorientation. Inversion of the body when you have ear infection could cause mild pain and disorientation. 4

I recommend the Nubax Trio because it gives all the benefits of spinal  decompression in a fast and natural way without all the possible  side effects  of inverting. Thus, it’s a great alternative for inverting. You can find out for yourself. All you have to do is try it out six minutes a day for 2 weeks before seeing results. I hope you have found this review helpful and if you have a comment or a success story using this device I would love to hear from you in the comment section below.

As usual, I caution you that using the Nubax Trio is not a substitute for doctor’s advice.

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Reference

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http://www.advanced-wellness.net/spinal-decompression-an-overview/

2

http://nubaxtriosingapore.com

3

http://www.advanced-wellness.net/spinal-decompression-an-overview/

4

http://www.healthydietbase.com/gravity-inversion-the-pros-and-cons-of-hanging-upside-down-to-treat-back-pain/

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How to Win Over Pain With Pure-Wave Massager

How to Win Over Pain With Pure-Wave Massager

Product: Pure-Wave CM7 HandHeld  Massager

Price:

Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon

Warranty: 1 Year

Ranking: 9 out of 10

Introduction

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to treat muscle pain and fatigue on a daily basis, you’re in luck. That’s because this post will reveal to you the benefits, proper techniques,  of using a handheld electric massager. You will learn how to win over pain with the Pure-Wave Massager. Indeed, in just moments you’ll discover:

•The best electric massager for your back and body.

•A better alternative than electric massager for neck pain. [You really need to know this].
Read on to learn more…

The Benefits  of A HandHeld  Electric Massager

I’m not a big fan of flowery language. I like to keep it real and simple. So I won’t promise that if you use a massager you’ll feel “invisible fingers” soothing your back or that you will feel your stress melt away “like butter on hot macadam” as health  reporter  Denise Foley once said. Truth be told, there is no substitute for a relaxing, full-body massage in a tranquil place. That said, do you have the time or money for a chiropractor or visit a fancy spa on a regular basis? If you are like most of us, you probably answered no. The answer is a percussion massager that is designed to mimic the experience  of a Shiatsu massage. You want one that can be handheld and easily reach your entire  back.

 

I would like to introduce the Pure-Wave CM7 HandHeld Electric Massager.

It relieves  aches and sore muscles in any part of the body, including face. It has an extra long handle to get  at hard-to- reach   spots and can provide shiatsu deep tissues relief.

 

As you might know, if you have  followed my previous reviews, I have a criteria that I use in judging whether something is actually  the best product for a given problem.  I  ask a series of questions that must be answered in relation to the problem. In this case, You should  consider consider the following questions about the Pure-Wave CM7

1 Is its best quality in doing something better than what similar products are already doing in the market?

2 Is its best quality in doing something unique when compared to similar products?

3 Are there many alternatives you could use?

4 Are there a few alternatives ?

5 Would you strongly agree that this is a product that will effectively  relieve sore muscles  in any part of the body.

As I have said many times, sometimes all a product needs to do to be valuable  is to do a more efficient  job than the competition. With that, let’s take a look at what the competition for Pure-Wave CM7 actually does.

1.The Homedics HHP 350 Percussion Action Massager

What it is: The HoMedics  HHP-350 Percussion Action Handheld Massager  uses both pressure and heat to relieve tension. This unit comes with two sets of changeable heads, so you can customize your experience based on your specific needs.

How it works : It does not rotate and it does not vibrate. It is a percussion massager which means the  heads go in and out like hammers or pistons. When you adjust it you are adjusting how fast they move.  The Faster  they move the more effective the massage.

It has 3 custom attachments that will enable you to have a firm massage, gentle  massage, or soothing heat.  For instance, if you are having problems with your neck, arms, shoulder, feet, muscles and more, this massager should enable you to find a solution. A typical remark from a satisfied customer reinforces the  statement :

“I ordered this because I have chronic back problems and sometimes my legs will hurt. I like it because it has the longer handle and I can reach my back…”

Using Percussion Action to Massage Entire body

It would seem that the HoMedics HHP-350 Percussion Action held Massager’s main selling point is that it’s a multifunction device that you can use for your entire body. You are also able to control whether  you want the main therapy  to be pressure or heat.

How Does The Pure-Wave CM7 Compare to HoMedics HHP-350 Massager?

The Pure-Wave CM7 is a very versatile  massager. According to the product description, The CM7 model includes 6 different massage sticks to address different areas of the body and unique styles of massage. Soft, Medium or Firm.

Its massage tips enables you to have deep tissue, Swedish, Acupressure massage. For some users, HoMedics HHP-350 is not powerful enough for deep tissue massage. It is limited to massaging your pressure positions and making you feel relax.

     

Now let’s look at the second competitor

2. TheraRub Percussion Double Head Electric Massager

What it is: The handheld massager has  a 14ft long power cord. This makes it  easier to move around the house.

It has 3 different heads for different massages, which you can use it for different purpose.

How it Works:  some customers say it really doesn’t have any real percussion action, though it’s still a good massager. Here is a typical review:

NOT the up/down motion of a percussion hammer that I expected

Although it is a very good massager, and a good value for a massager, from the description, I expected a hammer motion, thumping the skin. It is just another massager, with a vibrating (probably in many directions) motion. The words percussion and hammer should NOT have been in the title or description if it was not different than all others. If you just want a good hand-held massager, this will do. But don’t expect it to “thump” because of the description.

Thus, we can conclude  that the Pure-Wave CM7  is a more effective percussion massager than TheraRub .

We can conclude that the Pure-Wave CM7 best quality is  in doing something better than similar products in the market.

Is The Pure -Wave CM7 unique?

The Pure-Wave massager is light weight and cordless.  It has a rechargeable  long lasting built-in Li-ion battery. It also has:

Body Massage Oil Stick

Ideal for massaging essential oils and pain creams into hard-to-reach spots like the middle and lower back.

We can conclude that the Pure-Wave CM7, by being cordless, best quality is in doing something unique when compared to similar products.

Are there many alternatives you could use?

Not ones that  are cordless

Are There few alternatives?

Again, not ones that are cordless and do what the Pure-Wave CM7 does

Would I strongly agree that this is a product that will effectively  relieve sore muscles  in any part of the body?

Yes, I do.

Who Would Use Pure-Wave Cm7 Massager?

Anyone needing deep tissue massage for sore muscles or recovering from sports injury or workout. Anyone who wants to introduce essential oils to their massage therapy. In short, the Pure-Wave CM7 can be used to get rid of stress and maintain  a healthy body.

How Has The Pure-Wave CM7 Helped?

Among the things that  it can help address are:

  • Loosening muscles before and after a workout
  • Calf Pain
  • Muscle Spasms and Muscle Knots
  • Shin Splints
  • Lower back pain

Pure-Wave CM7 Product Features

•PURE-WAVE MASSAGER RELIEVE ACHES & PAINS: Most Powerful and Versatile Cordless Massager for Sports Recovery, Health and Life

•POWERFUL MOTOR: Pure-Wave by Pado is Extremely Powerful and Effective – Relieves Muscle Pain At Your Convenience

•MULTIPLE MASSAGE TIPS: Deep Tissue, Swedish, Acupressure Massages – Used by Physical Therapists, Podiatrists and Fitness Trainers to relieve soreness and knotted muscles.

•CORDLESS EASY REACH DESIGN: Handheld, cordless design w/ rechargeable long lasting built-in Li-ion battery. 180 minutes continuous, or 1-2 weeks with min use. Fast recharge. Be sure to Charge before first time use.

•VERSATILE FOR ALL PARTS OF BODY PLUS BONUS FACIAL: Multiple Massage Sticks for Different Areas of Body + Dual mode facial vibration built into handle

Pros

  • Comparable to physical therapists
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Can be used with cream and oils

Cons

  • Bit pricy but worth the price for what it does

Why I recommend The Pure-Wave CM7

my mom suffers from chronic back pain, and I’m also a runner. Thus,  I continue to be interested  in issues of pain management and muscle recovery.  Back pain and cramping legs are common concerns that effect many people. If the pain from such conditions  can be lessened that is to the good. The Pure-Wave CM7 does a good job of alleviating  back pain and cramping legs.

As always, remember that any product I talk about, including the pure-Wave CM7, is no substitute for doctor’s advise.

Special Note: Why I don’t recommend electronic  handheld massagers for  neck pain.

The Danger of Electronic Hand -Held Massagers for Neck Pain

If you have read the review throughly, which of course you did, you will have noticed that I don’t mention how the Pure -Wave can be used for neck massage. This is intentional. I realize that everybody loves a neck massage, and handheld massagers like the Pure-Wave have made it easier than ever to pamper yourself. I believe, however, that the potential danger outweighs the benefit your neck may get even from an otherwise perfect massager like the Pure-wave. The carotid artery, located in the neck, is susceptible to injury from these devices.

A report by Drs. Arthur Grant and Norman Wang  tells of a 38-year old woman with no significant stroke factors have a sudden “onset of severe dysarthria…after receiving an approximately 20-minute neck massage with a handheld electric massager.” 1

The Importance of Good Product Schematics

Let’s be honest. Most us did not tend to read the instructions before using any product. We rely upon the product schematics to direct us. Product schematics is the way in which the product communicates how it is used. 2.

Misuse of the product can happen if the product has poor schematics. You might be asking yourself how is this a big deal in the age of video. One can simply watch a demonstration of proper technique  and schematics won’t be relevant. That’s true. However, remember that demonstrations on video provide education about the benefits of the product in 99% of cases. There may be that 1% who might suffer a stroke because of a damaged  carotid artery from the use of a handheld electric massager.

I believe that even a 1% chance of carotid artery damage from a handheld electric massager is too high. Thus, I believe that no one should use such a massager for neck pain. One can instead use safer alternatives like  posture  correctors, whether in the form of a shirt or an electric wearable. Or one can switch to a standing desk. A good posture  will often eliminate  neck pain. Yes, I believe that Pure-Wave massager is a great product that will relieve sore muscles, speed up recovery, ease back pain, and in general do a lot of good for the body. However, I believe it’s my job as someone writing to inform you about solutions and tips to manage your pain, that  I address even the most unlikely  risk associated  with those recommendations.

That said, learn how to have less pain in your life and become more productive with  the Pure-Wave massager.

 

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References

1.

“Carotid Dissection Associated with a Handheld Electric Massager”

Drs. Arthur Grant and Norman Wang

Southern Medical Journal, November 2004

2.

McDonagh, D., Wilson, L., Haslam, C. and Weightman, D., 2005. Good vibrations: Do electrical therapeutic massagers work? Ergonomics, 48: 680-6

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