This myofascial tool is great for treating tendon, ligament and fascial pain. It is solid metal in construction; chrome plated. It has convex and concave beveled edges for different parts of the body.
Use the wide edges for broader areas like the forearm and quadriceps, and the smaller edges for fingers, elbows and wrists.
Use the pointed ends for focusing the pressure on small areas.
Known as IASTM, or "instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization," it is a technique used in sports medicine to accelerate/ rehab an injured, healing tendon, ligament, or fascial tear. The idea is to break apart adhesions as the soft tissue heals to minimize the chance of loss of joint mobility. This also helps align the collagen fibers in the right orientation. The technique also "agitates" a chronic sprain that is slow healing, which increases vascularization and the mobilization of reparative agents.
After treatment, apply red light therapy for 10 minutes to further boost tissue healing.