If you ever want to know what torture feels like, have the Graston Technique done to you.
As I have mentioned, I am seeing a Chiropractor for some hip and knee issues. Today's visit brought on a whole new kind of pain. The doctor slathered on some goop and whipped out a stainless steel blade (as pictured) and ran it up and down my IT Band. That thing hit EVERY. SINGLE. KNOT.
Before she started, she looked at me with sympathetic eyes and said "This IS going to hurt". I just nodded my head in agreement because I have had this done once before for a shin split issue several years ago. All I can say is my shins must have a much higher pain tolerance because this was HELL!!! I would have remembered that kind of pain.
I clutched the table and bit the insides of my cheeks as she broke up some bad adhesions. I had to be careful with my language because my 7 year old was in the room (same day appointments). But I can tell you I think I made up a whole new list of cuss words that would make your mama cry. The doc said, "Hey, I think we found the root of all of your problems" as she sawed away. She also said, "This CAN'T be worse than childbirth". UMMMMMM..... in my world childbirth = morphine. She finally stopped when she realized I had blacked out. When I came to and heard my son say, "hit her again!". Ugh.
She gave me my marching orders by telling me that I will probably be BRUISED from this experience and that I should ice and stretch tonight. She then said, "See you next Monday, we'll do this again." Great! I CAN'T WAIT!!!
(On a side note....it really did clear up my shin splints so I am have hope for this too)