Hunching over a screen in your cubicle all day can give you serious neck and wrist aches, but using massage as a preventative measure can help you avoid it spiraling into chronic issues like “tech neck” or carpal tunnel syndrome.
These modern-day injuries are relatively new and can be credited to overuse of digital devices.
Human beings evolved to move, squat, jump, and run, not to sit with our necks arched toward a computer all day. Within the short span of the past 50 years — and much less than that for smartphones! — the human race has become digitally dependent on devices to get much of our daily work accomplished.
Don’t believe me?
Just 10 years ago, no one was looking down at their phone or tablet as much as they do now in the Age of Smartphones. These devices house all our addictions—from Instagram to texting, Netflix to email—and most of us can’t get enough. However, your neck may have had enough.
“Tech neck” is a thoroughly modern problem, and it’s a phrase you might be hearing more and more. According to Stephen Liu, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor UCLA School of Medicine Dept of Orthopedic Surgery and Founder of IFGfit, a line of activewear meant to improve posture by aligning your spine, the term “tech neck” refers to “stress on the neck caused by individuals having their head held forward and tilted downward for a prolonged and excessive period of time” as they use electronics.
If you sit at a desk all day, you may experience vague discomfort and pain where you sit. Doctors may call this lower cross syndrome, gluteal amnesia or gluteus medius tendinosis.
But another term is more memorable: “dead butt” syndrome.
In this syndrome, muscle tightness and weakness combine to create an imbalance. Constant sitting weakens the gluteus medius, one of the three primary muscles in the buttock. It also tightens the hip flexors.
What are the benefits of Recovapro for office/laptop workers, and other professionals not normally thought of as ‘sporty’?
Working long, tiring hours at an office desk or laptop can easily result in a slumped posture, sore shoulders, stiff neck, and often a headache too!
It’s well known that Recovapro relieves stiff, sore, aching muscles for athletes. But it’s NOT as well known that stiff and sore muscles can be treated by the deep tissue massage inherent in Recovapro to benefit all people.
What is a massage gun and what can it do?
A massage gun is a mobility device that makes use of an oscillating attachment to physically target areas of the body with rapid pulses. By rapidly hitting the muscle fibers with a gentle wave, we are able to loosen up the tight knots in the area, reduce muscle soreness, as well as improving blood flow.
You’ve decided that this year is the year. You’re ready for this. 2019 is behind you, and now you’ve got your full attention on your fitness goal. It’s the year of running.
Now, running isn’t a walk in the park (though there’s no shame if it’s currently just a fast shuffle), so it’s important that you warm-up and cool down appropriately. Look after your muscles and then they’ll look after you by reducing the likelihood of injury and helping you get out some extra speed/distance from your springy pins.
Experience the Best Foot Massage withRecovapro
Bothered by heel pain upon waking up in the morning when you’re lying down in bed? Or notice heel discomfort when you take your first steps out of bed? It might be because of plantar fasciitis.
Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the plantar fascia at the bottom of your foot that runs from your heel bone to the base of your toes. It is a common condition that affects the heel area and can occur in one or both feet, along with swelling in severe conditions. Without proper treatment, heel pain may get worse.
According to Wolff's law, the bone will adapt to the stress under which it is placed. Bones perceive and respond to local dynamic loading, building form, and strength to support function (Wolff, 1892). In a healthy person, this “dynamic loading” is generated by muscle contractions through daily activities and specific training, but in the case of a frail or injured individual where typical exercise regimens are difficult, these mechanical signals can be translated in the form of vibration.
MANAGING QUADRICEPS CONTUSION WITH VIBRATION THERAPY
Athletes involved in contact sports are prone to muscle contusion or bruise, and it is one of those injuries that just about everyone has had at one point or another in their lives. In fact, bruised muscles are the second most common sports injury after strains, and although not considered a serious injury, they can cause discomfort and create a nasty looking discoloration on the skin. Most contusions are minor and can heal quickly, without having to stop the athletes from participating in games. However, with severe cases, it can cause severe tissue damage and lead to complications that may entail stopping to engage in sports for months.
Pulling the Trigger at Trigger Points
Myofascial pain syndrome is a medical term used to describe chronic muscle pain, weakness, stiffness, and inflammation that typically occurs after a muscle has been contracted repetitively or in situations of stress-related muscle tension.MPS affects approximately 9 million people in the U.S., including 95% of people who have chronic pain. Factors that pose a greater risk for MPS include intense exercise, abnormal posture, joint dysfunction and conditions such as sleep problems and chronic infection. Jobs requiring repetitive physical work or prolonged static posture are also risks.