Years ago we bought a Light Force 9000 and a Bodi-Tek electrical stimulator unit (TENS). My husband uses both of these for muscle adhesions/scar tissue/pain. The LF9000 does seem to give good soothing results, but is a bit awkward to use, especially on back/neck areas. The Bodi-Tek unit gives the best relief of the two for the muscle adhesions.
Another suggestion is ThermaCare Heat Wraps, they are great for pain, and can be used under clothing with heat lasting up to 10 hours. Massage with Magnesium Oil is also helpful. I'm currently using some mixed with massage cream on my shoulders for tight, knotted muscles in my shoulder/neck area, very happy with the results.
PS: MSM really does help with pain due to inflammation. PPS: Don't forget the inexpensive Epsom Salts bath
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Epson Salts .. We don't have a bath tub at this time... so thats out
Mag oil may be helpful. gotta get some more of that. But I do have mag citrate oral, just like water. wonder if that would soak in.
The lite force 9000 is similar to light relief except the light releif looks more adaptable to curvature of the body.... so maybe I will reconsider that.
I don't understand TENS units very well. Electical stim, right? will that promote healing? We are not dealing with a chronic issue, just acute injury. I'm looking it up now. seems to interfere with pain perception which is ok, but I'm really looking for something to promote healing.
Lets hope we don't have to figure out ways to deal with chronic pain, TENS looks good for that, I've seen people using them in hospital quite a bit. Meanwhile I don't want to reduce pain so he will just go out and make it worse,,,, cause thats what he would do! Gotta heal this thing! we have a house to build this summer!
I went looking at the alpha stim to several sites. looks like a good possibiity... but you have to be a doctor to purchase one in the US! Is that why you sent me the page about animals... can I purchase one though a for animal link? will have to look further
Wow, they are expensive!
Does Bob Beck have anything like this?
This study concluded that creatine supplementation stimulates muscle growth and recovery through the production of myogenic factors, in particular one known as MRF4. The authors of the study openly state that �creatine supplementation is capable of shortening the duration of rehabilitation needed to restore muscle mass following an episode of disuse atrophy�. https://www.creatinemonohydrate.net/c...letter_11.html
As well as supplementation with silica for strengthening tendons.