How a little ball saved me
Ever hear of massage ball therapy or rolling therapy? When my annoying oblique flared up last weekend, I dug out my trusty green lacrosse ball, backed myself up against a wall and attacked the troublesome area with some directed, rolling massage therapy. And no, mine does not have the spikes like you see in that picture. That looks more like "Fifty Shades of Grey" than rehab to me.
I rolled a few times a day to help get the muscles to relax. It really helped and I think it cut down my recovery time! It's usually more than a week for me to feel decent when I get a flare-up. This time, I noticed an improvement in less than 5 days.
Anyway, the great thing about these balls is that you can do these exercises yourself or you can have someone sweet offer to help you (thanks Jon!) when you're tired or too sore. Want to learn more about massage ball therapy? Check out the link below to watch a video from a source I trust: Ask Dr Jo.