When you’re suffering from pain, discomfort, and limited mobility, visiting Dr. Binh Nguyen at the Cedar Chiropractic & Sports for the Graston Technique in Hopkinton, MA can help.
How Does the Graston Technique Work?
The body is made up of muscles that help support movement. Over time, especially when a muscle is overused, the muscle fibers can get tight, resulting in a build-up of toxins.
As long as those toxins remain and the muscles stay tight, pain and discomfort continue. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to locate and address them, as the build-up can sometimes be deep below the skin.
The Graston Technique is a method of therapy that uses an instrument to locate problem areas. The instrument is pulled across the skin and vibrates when it runs across scar tissue. Once an issue is located, Dr. Nguyen at Cedar Chiropractic & Sports in Hopkinton, MA will then massage the area with the tool to break up the adhesion.
Benefits of the Graston Technique
There are several benefits to using the Graston Technique, including those listed below.
It Breaks Up Scar Tissue and Toxins
One of the biggest benefits is that the technique can break up scar tissue and the build-up of toxins. Such issues can cause a great deal of pain and suffering – sometimes without you even knowing where the pain is coming from. They can also be difficult to reach through other methods.
It Can Help Restore Mobility
A build-up of scar tissue can limit your mobility. It can make it hard to move or cause a great deal of suffering when you do move. The Graston Technique, therefore, can help restore full, pain-free mobility.
It Treats a Variety of Issues
The Graston Technique can be utilized for a variety of conditions, such as:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Trigger finger
- Shin splints
- Rotator cuff tendinosis and more
It Stimulates Blood Flow
Another great benefit of this technique is that, as the tool is scraped across the injured area, blood will flow to that area. An increase in blood flow helps kickstart the body’s natural healing process and speed up recovery time.
If you’d like to learn more about the Graston Technique or would like to experience the treatment for yourself, schedule an appointment with Dr. Nguyen at Cedar Chiropractic & Sports in Hopkinton, MA by calling (504) 435-8182 today.