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Best Treatment for Muscle Knots

Updated on December 12, 2016

The Best Tool to Break Down a Muscle Knot

A muscle knot is basically scar tissue in a muscle and is caused when a muscle is injured or overworked. You can actually feel some muscle knots. It will feel like a hard bump under the skin and causes intense pain. Muscle knots are usually caused by a muscle’s response to injury, trauma, or stress.

Basic remedies to relieve muscle pain include stretching, pain medication and seeing specialists such as chiropractors, acupuncturists or massage therapists.

Exercises may help some, but do not address the knots of pain you're experiencing at that moment.

You can see a specialist, such as a chiropractor, acupuncturist or massage therapist, but you can not be seen right away, you have to wait for an appointment.

Also, treatment can become very expensive. Depending on location, massage therapists charge anywhere from $60 to $100 an hour for a massage. And even then most massage therapists do not really address muscle knots.

“I had some hard, painful muscle knots in my back." relates Samatha*. "I went to a massage therapist who convinced me that I had to go for several massages for several weeks before the knots would go away. Five hundred dollars later, I was in just as much pain as before I started getting massages."

Pain medication for muscle pain isn’t the answer, since they are additive and can cause damage to the liver.

A common recommendation for muscle pain is pushing against a tennis ball. But it’s hard to adjust positions with a tennis ball. When you lay on it on the floor, you have to be a contortionist to get the ball in the right spot. When you use it against a wall, every time you move the ball falls to the ground. Also, a tennis ball is just not firm enough to work out deep muscle knots.

If you look online, there are many different kinds of massage tools you can use on your own. But many are hard to position, or are not made from material that’s hard enough to massage muscle knots, or you have to push the tool with your hands which hurts your hands. The other problem is for many of them you have to wait for someone else to use them on you.

When you’re in pain, you want something that is going to work right away. Consider a safe, inexpensive and extremely rapid way to treat your chronic pain by using a Wood Massage Ball. By far, the best tool to break down muscle knots is a wood ball.

You are your own best massage therapist. You know exactly where your pain is and exactly how hard to push. You can pull it out and use it anywhere, at any time and you don’t have to wait for someone else to use it on you.

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Wood Massage Ball

- Can be used sitting, standing or laying down.

- Is easy to adjust positions using the attached strap

- Uses your own body weight to work out knots

- Made out of wood so it’s hard enough to work out deep knots

- Is inconspicuous and can be used anywhere immediately; at work, in the car, at home, etc.

If you suffer from muscle knots a wood massage ball is the answer for your pain. Compare a wood massage ball to other methods of treating muscle pain. A wood massage ball is cheaper, easier and more effective than any other method of treating chronic muscle pain.


*Name changed.

Reference: The Skeletal and Muscular System, Pam Walker and Elaine Wood, 2003, Lucent Books


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