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fasciablaster?

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Hi,

I have a fairly serious pickleball injury, diagnosis after xrays and visting with a sports medicine doctor is strained calf muscle and achilles. Doctor's recovery time ranges from 2 to 12 weeks with an estimate of six weeks, physical therapist thinks 12-24 weeks. I've been diligiently performing rehab excercises and making good progress but not close to full recovery.

Speaking with a fellow pickleballer, she swears by a device called a fasciablaster and has used it to cut recovery time for many injuries. Other than amazon reviews, can't find much much about the device, was wondering if anyone has any experience with it?

best,

ps there's no way I'd use it without getting approval from dr.
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It looks like an expensive piece of crap to me. You could ask the physical therapist, though. I know they tortured me with a gruesome-looking tool after a rogue wave tried to kill me.
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whodidntante wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 8:01 pm It looks like an expensive piece of crap to me. You could ask the physical therapist, though. I know they tortured me with a gruesome-looking tool after a rogue wave tried to kill me.
the phycical therapist did something called cupping, reminded me of the use of leeches. after some light research, seems like cupping might be a waste of time. the therapist was recommended by the hospital of special surgery, one of the best orthopedic hospitals in the country so I guess I'll see how it goes.
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No medical advice allowed here. It looks like snake oil to me.
Ps if a pt cupped me, I would get a new one.
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