Staying safe when using Painalog: Contraindications for use
The exercises that will be shown to you for your pain conditions are generally safe to do for most people. However, there are a few things you must keep in mind while doing any of the massage/ self-release and stretching videos.
- When doing the self-release be gentle with pressure and increase it slowly and never to the point of extreme pain. If you find yourself tightening, protecting and tensing yourself then you are not helping your muscles to release and probably causing even more trigger points to form in other parts of your body.
- While doing the stretching exercises do not forcefully hold a stretched position., Instead as far as possible try to relax into the stretch letting gravity do the work for you. This will take slightly longer but is more beneficial as it allows your muscles and the associated nerves to relax. Which is exactly what you want to achieve.
Finally here are some signs that you are doing things correctly
- The release feels good almost bordering between pain and pleasure.
- When you apply pressure it causes the same pain pattern that you originally reported.
- When applying a self-release technique it triggers a sensation in distant parts of the body and you can trace the path through which those sensations are travelling.
- You feel the intensity of sensation declining and a visible relaxation in the affected area and softening on the muscle tone.
In addition to the above instructions here are few conditions where you must consult a qualified medical practitioner before doing any of these exercises
- Appendicitis/Pancreatitis/ Cholecystitis / Flare up of hepatitis
- History of recent surgery
- History of recent injury/accidents/fractures
- History of herniated/slip disc/ spinal injury or fracture
- Infective conditions like Fever/Flu/ Chickenpox/ Measels/ Active shingles
- Inflammatory conditions like Gout
- During flare up of Auto immune diseases
- Edema due to organ failure( Kidney or liver failure)
- Cardiovascular Disease:
- Aneurysm and inflamed veins
- History of uncontrolled hypertension/ Heart Attack/ Cardiac Failure/ Congestive cardiac disease
- History of stroke
- History of embolism/ Deep vein thrombosis
- For exercises where you may be stretching or applying self-release techniques in the abdominal area: Hernia
- For exercises where you may be stretching or applying self-release techniques in the legs: Varicose veins