More About Graston Technique Therapy
A Graston technique therapy is a manual therapy that is effective in improving and treating soft tissue conditions. Patients experiencing chronic pain, acute, or post-surgical conditions can greatly benefit from GT therapy.
Stainless steel tools are used in Graston technique therapy. They are usually concave and convex shapes with rounded edges and are not sharp.
David Graston, an amateur athlete, develops the tools and techniques in the early ’90s. He was suffering that time from a knee injury and used the technique to treat himself.
Common Conditions Treated with Graston Technique Therapy
The primary benefit of the Graston Technique therapy is pain relief. A massage therapist can use it to treat any movement dysfunction associated with the soft tissue components.
GT Treatment with Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a widespread pain that can range from mild to severe. It is often accompanied by fatigue, depression, headache, or memory loss. Using GT treatment to the painful area can help fibromyalgia patients relieve severe pain.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that causes numbness, tingling, and even pain in the arms and hands. Numbness and pain are usually in the thumb and index, middle, and ring fingers. A pinched nerve in the wrist usually causes it.
Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
Lateral Epicondylitis is the inflammation of the tendons in the elbow resulting in pain in the elbow and arm. Treatment for tennis elbow includes rest, pain reliever, and physical treatment like GT treatment.
Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
Golfer’s elbow is a condition that causes pain on the inner side of the elbow. It is the inflammation in the tendons that connect the forearm to the elbow. The pain caused by the swelling might spread into your forearms and wrist.
Back pain is an ache or pain anywhere in the back. The pain is not only in the back but sometimes goes all the way down to the buttocks and legs. The pain can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden or shooting pain. GT treatment detects and breakups areas of scar tissue in the back.
Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the thick band of tissue at the bottom of your foot. It is commonly caused by repetitive strain injury to the ligament of the sole.
Neck pain is widespread, and most of us experience it at some point in our time. The most common cause of neck pain is a poor posture or sleeping in an uncomfortable position.
Whether you are suffering from one or more of these conditions, the GT treatment can surely give you freedom from pain. You can now return to all the activities you love most and return to your normal life routine. If you are looking for a Graston technique expert, Brilliant Massage & Skin is here for you. With various massage and esthetic services available, we are here to help you live the best of your life. Contact us to schedule a consultation or book now to secure an appointment.
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