Tuesday, February 18, 2014

BACK PAIN ? PLAY TENNIS!

BACK PAIN ? PLAY TENNIS!??? No, not really, but a tennis ball can help ease your back pain. Here's how: Take a tennis ball and put in on the floor in front of you. Next, take off your shoes and place your foot on the tennis ball. Roll your foot back and forth over the ball.

It may hurt a little at first or you may find one spot on your foot that hurts more than another. If that's the case ease off a bit but continue to roll the ball and your pain should lessen. When I first tried this I had one spot right on the left side of my foot that really hurt. But after using the tennis ball for two or three days the pain disappeared and my back pain was cured!

Put as more pressure on the ball as you feel more comfortable with it. Also it may help to brace yourself by holding onto a chair or wall to keep your balance. You only have to roll the ball for thirty or sixty seconds, switching your feet so each foot gets a massage.

The reason this works for many people is because of the ancient technique called Reflexology. Reflexology has been practice for thousands of years and recently western medicine has begun to realize it's benefits. The idea is that like acupuncture and acupressure, putting pressure on certain points on the body affects other body parts. With Reflexology the bottom of the feet are considered key areas where pressure put on an area of the foot affects other areas like the heart, stomach or back.

Regardless of the principle behind Reflexology this simple technique with the tennis ball works. Give it a try they are no side effects like can results with pain pills and it just might stop your pain without a trip to the doctor's.

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