Tension Relief with Tennis Ball Release: Extremities: Feet, Wrists, & Hands

If you were to visit me here, at home, you would notice that I have a few tennis balls lying around.

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No, I am no pro when it comes to playing tennis.

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(Was I supposed to replace the grip tape?)

Yes, my dog likes to chase after them.

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I might like tennis, and I Love to keep a happy dog, but the reason I have them strategically placed all over the floor is for Trigger Point Release.  Even as I’m talking to you right now, I’m releasing the fascia in my feet.

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Since our fascia is a connected system, releasing the tension in my feet helps release tension elsewhere. Simply put, rolling a tennis ball underneath my feet helps with my daily pains from Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Fibromylagia.  Especially, with early morning leg pain.  I’d rank it up there with yoga!

Check out Athletes Treating Athletes for an in depth look: HERE

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So when I woke up this morning with the worst hand cramp in my life, I thought: “Trigger Points!”

Quickly, I grabbed my copy of The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook and started to kneed away, pressing and massaging at the indicated points.

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(Trigger points with corresponding pain pattern)

“Ooooooo!  Ahhhhhh!”  You can’t say that I didn’t warn you that it hurt! However, my hands never felt so open.

After massaging and thinking “It hurts so good!” I remembered that wrist and hand pain can be released through working out the tension in the upper forearm.

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Let’s face it, if you are a yogi, or not, we live in a typist’s world.  Even today, I told myself I wasn’t going to type!  Had I not written this post, I probably would have caught up on some emails, and I know a lot of us can get sucked into the social sites.  So, we type a lot!  Even when we’re injured!

I woke up with such terrible hand and wrist pain this morning.  How is it that I am able to type now?  With a tennis ball, a foam roller, and the video below (foam roller not necessary):

Happy Tennis-ion Releasing!

 

Resources:

http://googlyeyesandglitter.blogspot.com/2012/06/tennis-ball-puppets.html

www.health.com

http://www.athletestreatingathletes.com/self-muscle-massage/self-muscle-massage-pt-9-the-foot/

https://www.newharbinger.com/trigger-point-therapy-workbook-0/accessories

http://www.triggerpointtherapist.com/blog/wrist-pain-trigger-points/how-to-release-wrist-trigger-points/

http://www.athletestreatingathletes.com/self-muscle-massage/self-muscle-massage-introduction/


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