Muscle knots, or triggerpoint knots are not really visible from the surface but you can feel some with light pressure as that area of your muscle wont "part" and flow like the rest of it. And some can be very deep since we have layers of muscle in some areas.
A foam fitness roller is a good place to start on larger body areas to get warmed up for the real deal- individually addressing each knot with sustained pressure (golf ball, thumb ect) or any wear from 15 to 30 seconds. If a general medium area is tightened up, then lighter pressure with larger diameter and more time (3-5 min) can be used with a lacross ball. This usually needs repeating many times for weeks. Once knots are better, then you can strengthen the area, as you can not rebuild muscle properly with out first addressing the knots.
After learning several different versions of these treatments from clinicians, I have saved about
5K USD doing this on my own. Standard "strengthening" physical therapy did not do anything before I learned about
addressing muscle knot release first.
Had initial lyme symptoms late 80's, then again and with bullseye early 90's. Ended ABX for Lyme in Jan 2016. Flares ended after. Rebuilding / fine tuning / fixing muscles since then; member "10 Percenters Lyme Club" (90% healed). Twenty years of Hashimoto adds to the enjoyment. New project: improving protein, immunoglobulins through better nutrition via gut health.
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