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Lacrosse balls versus using one's own knee to loosen in calf muscles

One may use a Lacrosse balls to loosen calf muscles (i.e., gastronemius and the soleus), e.g.: Couldn't one use one's own knee to loosen in calf muscles instead, just as efficiently as the Lacrosse ...
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Do percussive massages help treating a tendinopathy?

I read on http://fortitudesportstherapy.com/percussive-therapy/ (mirror): What is Percussive Massage? Percussive massage is a breakthrough treatment for soft tissue pain. Percussive massage ...
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Why do deep-friction treatments stimulate fibroblast activity and collagen production?

{1} presents some techniques to treat tendinopathies, and says that: deep-friction treatments serve to stimulate fibroblast activity and collagen production. Why do deep-friction treatments ...
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Ice vs Massage for swelling

I recently sprained my ankle causing impressive/alarming swelling. Dispite the swelling it was not significantly painful i.e I could bear weight with out problem and had reasonable movement without ...
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Heat/cold bags filled with bean/flax seed/etc.: does the content matter?

There exist some heat/cold bags filled with natural elements, such as beans or flax seed. Some even add natural medicinal herbs such as mugwort, Siberian chrysanthemum and dandelion. Beyond the effect ...
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Should I meet with a chiropractor just for yearly "maintenance"?

Or are chiropractors just for special case problems? I'm asking because my health insurance lets me pick from several benefits and chiropractic operations are part of the benefits I'm considering.
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Do professional massages have any health benefits or do they merely feel good?

Are there any studies that support some type of health benefit associated with receiving a massage of any type?
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