The rigors of daily routines and athletics can cause us to overuse muscles and tissues. This triggers a variety of symptoms and conditions that impact the way you move and function every day. Accumulating micro-damage to tissues from overuse can cause dense scar tissue to develop which can negatively impact the neighboring healthy tissue. You are at a higher risk for serious injury when your tissues aren’t healthy or when they break down. Muscles become weaker and shorter, tendons become inflamed, and nerves can get trapped, compressed or pinched. Fortunately, these conditions can be treated effectively with the Active Release Technique—a tissue-focused massage method that targets the affected muscles, nerves, tendons, and ligaments. Learn 5 ways that Active Release Technique therapy can help you!
Your body is made up of over 650 different types of muscles. These muscles lie under your skin and cover your organs, tissues, bones, blood vessels and more. Muscles are perhaps the most important tissues for movement, as you couldn’t move without your muscles! Every move you make throughout the day involves many muscles working together, contracting and relaxing to move your body parts in certain directions. Even the slight twitch of your eye involves muscles. Overusing your muscles or not taking care of them can lead to injuries and ailments.
Accumulating micro-damage to tissues from overuse can cause dense scar tissue to develop, which can negatively impact the neighboring healthy tissue.You are at a higher risk for serious injury when your tissues aren’t healthy or when they break down. Muscles become weaker and shorter, tendons become inflamed, and nerves get trapped, compressed or pinched.
Injuries and wear and tear is bound to happen with so many muscles in the body. When muscles become weaker or nerves become compressed, patients experience problems such as:
What can you turn to when you damage your muscles? Active Release Technique! This is a tissue-focused massage method that targets your affected muscle tissue, nerves, tendons and ligaments. Your physician will use their hands to feel and evaluate the affected area. Once we detect abnormal or inflamed tissue, we treat it with precisely-applied pressure or tension, combined with specific patient movements.
Active Release Technique is an excellent alternative to conventional medication or surgery, as it promotes your body’s inherent capacity for healing and self-correction. Results vary on an individual basis. However, we see that most patients report full recovery and permanent pain relief after completing their treatment. If you want to see what Active Release Technique can do for you, call Texas Spine & Sports Therapy Center today at (512) 806-0015!