How to Choose the Best Muscle Scraper

Ariana Purificati Fune

If you’re experiencing a lot of muscle tension and soreness, an IASTM or muscle scraping tool would be an excellent addition to your recovery plan.  At Sidekick, we have created three uniquely designed muscle scrapers to more effectively target each muscle group. If you’re not sure where to start, this article will guide you to the best muscle scraper for … Read More

Shin Splint Pain: 5 Crucial Tips for Prevention and Relief

Ariana Purificati Fune

Feeling pain in your shins that doesn’t seem to go away? We’ve got some at-home remedies that will have you feeling relief in no time. Shin splints can result from a combination of causes so there is no single solution that will provide total relief. Fortunately, a comprehensive recovery plan can help to effectively prevent, and relieve shin splint pain … Read More

Plantar Fasciitis Scraping: A Guide For Optimal Relief

Kaitlyn Feldvari

Jess O'Connell - Plantar Fasciitis Scraping Sidekick

If you suffer from plantar fasciitis pain, chances are you’ve already tried a variety of techniques, from self-massage to custom insoles. Whether you’re a professional athlete or simply incredibly active throughout the day, finding a repeatable solution for relief can seem like a never-ending quest. Fortunately, scraping is one of the most effective ways to help with plantar fasciitis pain … Read More

Shin Splint Scraping: Key Tips for a Quicker Recovery

Ariana Purificati Fune

If you’re feeling dull aches on the inside of your shin bone either before, during, or after a workout, chances are you are experiencing shin splints. Shin splints are a very common injury in running and jumping activities but knowing how to treat them is not so common.  Although shin splint pain feels like it resonates from the bone, muscle … Read More

Muscle Scraping vs Massage Guns

Alissa Taylor

scraping vs massage gun

If you are someone who is getting into exercise, you may have heard about the importance of recovery. Even the most seasoned athletes confess that they know recovery is crucial for their performance, but still are unsure of the best tools for their individual needs. While it may have been acceptable in the past to finish your workout with a … Read More

Sciatica: What It Is & How At-Home Remedies May Help

Krista Bugden

Man with Sciatica

You go to stand up. Immediately upon standing, you feel a shooting pain down your leg. One or both of your legs feel numb, tingly, and weak. So, you sit back down. When sitting, the pain in your legs becomes worse. And you also feel pain in your buttocks. Maybe this has happened at some point during your training session … Read More

The Best Hallux Limitus Shoes

Kaitlyn Feldvari

Whether you’re an athlete, runner, or somewhere in between, you know there’s no shortage of issues that can hold you back. From plantar fasciitis to calf pain, learning how to treat the aches and pains that come your way is important for living a healthy and active lifestyle.  One common condition that can be incredibly painful is hallux limitus. Hallux … Read More

5 Massages For Healing Plantar Fasciitis Pain At Home

Kaitlyn Feldvari

Plantar fasciitis is a condition that will ultimately affect 1 in 10 people during their lifetime. While the condition can be especially bothersome for professional athletes, the rest of us aren’t immune to the many physical stressors we face in everyday life.  While there are many treatments, it’s often a long-term battle. In this article, we’ll show you step by … Read More

How to Prevent Calf Pain While Running

Kaitlyn Feldvari

For those who have fallen in love with running, there’s no better feeling than lacing up your shoes and heading for a jog. Unfortunately, if you run often enough, you’re likely to deal with some calf pain at some point. Calf pain while running can severely limit your workouts and affect your athletic performance, and is just a plain drag. … Read More

The pros and cons of cortisone shots for plantar fasciitis

Kaitlyn Feldvari

There’s no way around it; having plantar fasciitis can be both painful and be a drag on your entire day. And although stretching, massage, and exercise can help treat your plantar fasciitis, sometimes you may want to consider more drastic options.  One such option you may consider is getting a cortisone shot to help ease the pain. Cortisone shots, in … Read More