The Myofascial syndrome is a condition manifested by a chronic pain due to a repetitive contraction of the muscles, pressing the sensitive points.
The tennis ball has a rubbery elasticity which relaxes and stretches the muscles and soothes the pain. This is how to use a tennis ball and relieve the pain in different body parts:
- Strained Neck
You should lie on the floor with the face upward, and keep 2 tennis balls under the skull base. You should move the head and allow the balls to comfortable settle in the back neck part.
Remain thus for a minute and then change the direction by pivoting the head from one side to another. Then, center the head on one side, nod, and then repeat on the opposite side.
- Sore Back
You should put 2 tennis balls below the back, between the tailbone and the ribs, and move the pelvis on both sides, letting the tennis balls move over the back. You should decelerate the movements in the stiff back areas, and reduce the pressure close to the spine. Breathe deeply and repeat for 5 minutes.
- Stiff Shoulders
- Painful hips
In a lying position, place a ball between the hip and the floor, and lean on it. Make 12 slow circles and change the side.
- Compressed chest
This is how to treat this problem:
You should stand in front of a wall corner or door and place the tennis ball below the collarbone. Breathe deeply and remain thus for a minute.
Next, move along the upper chest part to shift the clavicle up and down and from one side to another. To boost the mobility of the muscles, move the arm and neck for a minute, and then change the side.
- Cramped knees
- Bad Posture
Bring the head toward the chest and elevate the hips. Breathe deeply. Roll the tennis balls over the back for 4 minutes.
- Aching Hands
- Sore Feet
Place the ball under the feet and stand on it, roll it up and down the heels, and repeat for a minute on both feet.
- Tender Thighs
Gently straighten and bend the knee 40 times. The thigh should be moved horizontally, scrolling the ball across the side of your thigh. Then, do the same on the other side.
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