Surely you’ve ever experienced strong and breakthrough pain in the neck, shoulders or back, which prevented even the smallest movement, and caused you difficulties in the work.
Sometimes these complaints arise from a bad position in bed, at work or training which creates small lumps in the muscle accompanied by severe pain.
These lumps or knots in the muscles are actually stuck in the muscle fibers and are contraction that cannot relax. Under these touch points really act as nodes whose size can vary from tiny grain to the size of a thumb, depending on the size of the muscle.
The most common reasons for creating knots in muscles:
– Accident – acute trauma from falls or sports injuries;
– Stress from a bad position – sitting too long in an unpleasant position without adequate support, as well as improperly lifting a load and carrying the same;
– Excessive stimulation – a challenging exercise and various sports activities, especially lifting weights. If such knots in the muscles of the neck, shoulders or back while lifting weights often appear, you probably have bad posture or you are doing the exercises improperly, so seek professional advice in the future to properly perform them.
How to treat the muscle knots?
If you are bothered by knots in the muscles, it is ideally to use a ball for massage, but if not, a tennis ball will do the job.
Set the ball to the sore spot and rely on a flat wall or lie on the floor and move your body with custom, controlled movements and thus massage the area occupied by the knot.
You should especially pay attention to the fact that usually the site of the pain might not always be the place of the node, so little research is required to touch accurately and locate the node, which is the true source of pain.
Use the massager or a ball two or three times a day until the pain is relented. This process usually takes a few days to a week, depending on the size of the node and intensity of self-massage.
When you remove a node, there is no guarantee that it will not be repeated, so it is good to continue with the massage in the next few days, to prevent its re-creation.