Over the years, I’ve tried various recovery/preventive treatments during periods of hard training. While I never used any of these specifically to treat injuries, I used them to work out potential trouble spots, and mainly to help keep my body together while running high mileage blocks.
I’ve tried Graston, Deep Tissue Dry Needling, scraping, acupuncture
and waterboarding. Just kidding about that last one! Although these treatments might sound like methods of torture, and they are painful to varying degrees, in my experience they do work.
If you’re interested in giving a new treatment a try but are nervous about the pain, read on and I’ll describe each treatment and give it a rating on my Pain-o-Meter!