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HUGE knot in my back, :[
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post Oct 8 2008, 02:28 PM
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Any suggestions? I can't afford to go to a therapist or get a massage right now and it's really painful and uncomfortable. It's on/around my left shoulder blade.

I read somewhere that you can put a couple of tennis balls in a sock and sort slide your back on top of them (laying down).
 
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post Oct 8 2008, 02:30 PM
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Maybe have your son walk across your back when you get home? I have girls do that for me, and it always works.
 
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post Oct 8 2008, 10:51 PM
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Take a hot shower and rub on the area to release tension on the myofibrils. Heat in any form will have the same effect. Also, since it's not a spinal issue, you can do stretches to help with the pain.
 
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post Oct 8 2008, 11:02 PM
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When I have a knot in my back, I sit up strait and twist it by turning only the top part of my body around until it cracks.
 
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post Oct 10 2008, 03:33 PM
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QUOTE(DoubleJ @ Oct 8 2008, 02:30 PM) *
Maybe have your son walk across your back when you get home? I have girls do that for me, and it always works.

Oh god, I just had this nightmarish image of him using my back like a trampoline! lol
QUOTE(Reidar @ Oct 8 2008, 10:51 PM) *
Take a hot shower and rub on the area to release tension on the myofibrils. Heat in any form will have the same effect. Also, since it's not a spinal issue, you can do stretches to help with the pain.

That doesn't sound like a bad idea at all. So heating pads work (do you think)? Also, my mom mentioned some type of lotion or cream (Bengay... yes, the name still makes me giggle haha) but it smells like old lady. lol At this point though, I don't care if I smell like flaming shit. I'm tired of this stupid knot!
QUOTE(towntown2 @ Oct 8 2008, 11:02 PM) *
When I have a knot in my back, I sit up strait and twist it by turning only the top part of my body around until it cracks.

See, cracking doesn't work for me anymore and since it's in the shoulder blade area, I'm not sure if cracking would help anyway. :[

Thanks for taking the time to give me some advice, folks. I really appreciate it. :]
 
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post Oct 11 2008, 04:57 PM
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QUOTE(DoubleJ @ Oct 8 2008, 03:30 PM) *
Maybe have your son walk across your back when you get home? I have girls do that for me, and it always works.


That might work, just be careful. It's pretty risky having someone walk on your back who isn't trained, and the chance of them hurting one of your vertebrae or discs wouldn't be worth it. Maybe Iz can just try to massage your back? And as someone stated before, a heating pad works wonders for muscle pain.
 

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