What does Dr. Lee have in common with the Golden State Warriors? Not much really except he can dunk it on LeBron; wait that’s a lie. The real answer: they both use TheraGun to treat debilitating and nagging soft tissue injuries.
What is TheraGun?
It is a hand held devise that vibrates the muscles and breaks up scare tissue. This allows the muscles to move more freely and decreases increases range of motion. In short its trigger point therapy on steroids!
Tell Me The Science:
TheraGun was engineered to effectively treat sore lactic-acid-filled muscles and other muscle-related conditions, as well as activating muscles and joints to achieve a broader range of motion. Studies on chronic pain have showed that deep brain stimulation at frequencies of approximately 30 Hz can produce analgesic effects. The TheraGun’s reciprocating motion runs at a higher frequency (35-40 Hz) than chronic pain (25-30 Hz) with amplitude of ½ inch. The nervous system’s hierarchy is programmed to pay attention to the higher frequency stimulus over the pain stimulus. This is important because the TheraGun’s vibration and amplitude on the body send signals to the brain faster than pain signals can travel. This high frequency vibration actually overrides pain signals. Therefore, for a period of time, pain is significantly decreased.
Who Uses TheraGun?
In addition to Dr. Lee & NBA champions Golden State Warriors daily users include members of elite NCAA programs, MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLS teams, the United States Navy SEALs, the United States Marines Corp, IFBB professional bodybuilders, high school athletes and US Olympians. In addition, the world’s best triathletes, cyclists, runners and Crossfit athletes train harder, recover faster and perform better with TheraGun.
What Conditions Is It Good For?
The official manual, which I read by the way; states that TheraGun is ideal for decreasing muscle stiffness, increasing blood and lymphatic flow, releasing muscle spasms, breaking up scar tissue reducing lactic acid along with treating muscle fatigue, nerve damage, atrophy, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and a range of other ailments.
By other ailments let’s say: Whiplash, trigger points, Rotator Cuff injuries, Piriformis Syndrome, Plantar Fasciitis, Sciatica, pinched nerves, Achilles injuries, Tendonitis, IT Band (Runner’s/Jumper’s knee, Snapping hip), Neuropathy, Fibromyalgia, RSD, Hip Pointer, Shin Splints and probably some more.
As always there are a few limitations, the lawyers won’t let us use it on your head, genitals, infants or small children or pregnant women.
It’s loud, it’s intense but it works and it’s safe.