How to Relieve Tennis Elbow

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Lateral epicondylitis, nicknamed “Tennis Elbow”, is a common injury in the forearm and elbow. Pain often occurs during and after activity and can even progress to weaken your grip strength.  As this injury can become debilitating, usually to your dominant hand, an effective recovery plan is definitely needed. You have likely tried stretching out your wrist and elbow, but have … Read More

Conservative Therapy for Hallux Limitus

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Hallux Limitus is a condition that causes a reduced range of motion in the big toe. Degeneration of the cartilage between bones breaks down until the articulation is bone-on-bone and the joint cannot glide properly. Small floating bones may shift out of place, and excess bony deposits can form, further reducing motion of the big toe1. The main goal of … Read More

At-Home Remedies for Peroneal Tendonitis

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With the constant impact of running, you may start to experience the pain of peroneal tendonitis. Why do you have this pain around your ankles and what can you do to get rid of it? Stretching and strengthening are the common treatment techniques among most soft tissue injuries, but muscle scraping may be the missing piece to your recovery. This … Read More

How to: Scraping for Neck Tension

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Neck tension, the dreaded and the inevitable. Whether you experienced an injury or are stuck staring at your computer all day, falling into the tech neck trap, pain in your neck can take a toll on your everyday life. We’ve all tried stretching to relieve tension but a comprehensive plan may be what we really need, starting with muscle scraping.  … Read More

Scraping for IT Band Syndrome

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Runners, or any athletes that are constantly on their feet, may be prone to iliotibial (IT) band syndrome. The pain on the outside of your knees can be debilitating and keep you from being active.  Fortunately, Sidekick tools can be used to attack almost all of the causes of IT band syndrome.  This article will guide you through scraping the … Read More

How to Scrape for Golfer’s Elbow

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With the season in full swing, many may be experiencing the dreaded “Golfer’s Elbow”. That nagging pain on the inside of your elbow can start to intrude when doing really any activities that eliminateur arm.  Muscle scraping is an effective way to get rid of that pain and get back on the course quickly. This article will guide you through … Read More

3 Ways to Treat Calf Pain at Home

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If you’re a daily runner, you look forward to getting out on the trial every day. Unfortunately, constant loading can often lead to calf pain. However, muscle scraping, combined with other home remedies can provide short- and long-term relief for your pain. This article will guide you through the most effective scraping techniques, as well as stretching and strengthening exercises … Read More

How to Relieve Shoulder Pain At Home

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For those who experience shoulder pain, it can make daily tasks feel pretty impossible. Finding an effective way to relieve shoulder pain can be even more difficult. If you’re struggling to find relief, try muscle scraping! Based on the technique of gua sha, scraping effectively reduces pain and restores function at many joints throughout the body, including the shoulder. This … Read More

How to: Muscle Scraping for Knee Pain

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During load-bearing movements, the knee is the weakest link of the lower kinetic chain, making it very prone to injury and pain. As there are many causes of knee pain, there are also many ways to treat it. If you feel like there’s something missing from your usual treatment plan, you should try muscle scraping! It’s fair to be skeptical … Read More

Shin Splint Pain: 5 Crucial Tips for Prevention and Relief

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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