@jmhsrv I bought one on MorningSave. It works great honestly. Able to delivery intense percussion massages and holds a charge well. The one button control is kinda cumbersome, but it gets the job done.
@connorbush The only comparison is that it looks similar to the hypervolt. Those two devices are superior is every way and worth the money if you’re serious about using the device regularly. If you might pull it out once or twice a year, 29 is an excellent entry point, it might even work the second time.
BEFORE I wore the boot to bed I had to crawl to the bathroom when I woke up in the morning. NO JOKE. EXTREME PAIN.
AFTER only one night with the boot I got out of bed and walked to the bathroom with NO PAIN AT ALL. Like a miracle.
I also faithfully performed all the stretching and other exercises my physician prescribed. I assume if you want to be able to discontinue using the boot it may (probably) is necessary to correct the problem through the therapies.
If you want to save a trip to a doctor I imagine there is plenty of advice online with the appropriate exercises. Not rocket science. But science. Easy. Ten to fifteen minutes of exercises three times a day. No special equipment required for the exercises: Just a towel.
All very SFW, and about the only thing they all missed was that when you are doing the wall stretches- after you stretch with your back knee straight for 20-30 seconds [the minimum to overcome the protective reflex muscle contraction], without moving otherwise [especially w/o lifting your heel] slowly bend your back knee- you will feel the stretch move down into your achilles tendon- hold for another 20-30 seconds- …and bam- one rep done.
It takes time, but they do get better.
I just stopped wearing heel pads a couple of months ago- after doing the exercises religiously for about 10 months.
Of course, I had heel pain off and on for about a decade before I decided to really get serious with the exercise and [hopefully] get it gone once and for all.
@JT954 Not everyone does but I got relief from Good Feet arch supports. They aren’t cheap but going from being in horrible pain every time I stood up to completely pain free in minutes was well worth it for me.
@mehgrl@mike808@PhysAssist well let me put it this way. The aforementioned wand is GREAT esp with a dimmer switch. Accept no substitutes.
This, however, is a near-literal jackhammer for your muscles. It doesn’t vibrate, it punches at dozens of … Punches? Per second. Phenomenal for muscle soreness. Less good for the other thing unless you want a robot to punch you in the unmentionables at blinding speed.
Which, hey, if that’s you, more power to ya. Not here to kink shame. But…ow.
Purchased one of these for the misses the last time they were on sale (not the Mehrathon) and they shipped us a very clearly used one. After two emails without responses into support it ended up in a box in the garage some where.
@roguesolo I get trigger-point injections once a month for the knots in my back & neck which are actully called triggers too! It’s said kinda to be or do the same thing as your poor tierd thumb! Both break up the toxins bringing relief. You guys could/should check out the injections, they can be given at home by yourself. Has she tried a tens unit, that helps me a lot too!
@mike808@syllable@ThunderChicken@Trinityscrew Does the kit come with one of those tall hats? I always called them high hats growing up. My buddy Tom, who always liked to make a splash, had one. He was a strange, off beat guy - always lying down on the floor, which is where got his nickname “Floor Tom”.
@mike808@syllable@ThunderChicken@Trinityscrew I think I can stick it out (I know stick was already used - pun cred to Thunderchicken) and fill a little more time. Someone once told me that puns are the highest form of wit but the lowest form of humor. I personally believe it to be a cymbal of one’s sexual prowess.
/giphy sexy man tiger
Get a couple of thicker one liter water bottles or even Gatorade type bottles. Empty some water ( so it won’t expand and crack) and freeze one. Fill the other with hot water. Can use both on the floor to roll your foot over. For most people, heat helps more. Have to try and see what works for you.
Walk barefoot on hot sand if you’re in a climate with hot sand available
Quantum is the most misused word in the English language right up there with evolution. I wouldn’t buy anything that was factually described as quantum.
That being said, what is the purpose of massage? Is an appliance like this capable of fulfilling any of those rolls? Never use something like this on a physically injured muscle, it will cause further damage.
@Dog19026 Great point about avoiding injured muscle. If you have lactic acid from yesterday’s workout, or you’ve worked out and want to prevent soreness the next day, it helps. Also good for muscle spasms (not full-on cramps).
It was absolutely fantastic for the first couple months I had it. Then, it stopped charging, and now it won’t take a charge. I’m in contact with the manufacturer to see if they will warranty replace it.
I haven’t read through all the comments here but I got one similar to this for a similar price. I got it from Meh or Morningsave or some other deal site that sells mostly crappy stuff for cheap.
I was unsure if a gun massager at this price would be as good as the ones that cost hundreds of dollars. I still have no idea because I would never spend hundreds of dollars on something like this but I am not disappointed with what I got. Mine has a few speeds and it’s all you need (the ones with 20 or so speeds are ridiculous). I haven’t used it in a while but I recall my biggest gripe was that you have to cycle through all the speeds to get to the one you want. And I think there is an issue with storage of the attachments that annoyed me. Maybe also there is no battery level indicator. I’m not motivated enough to help you guys that I’m willing to pull it out, just going off my memory. But all are minor issues for a product that is a fraction of the price of others.
@uscpsycho You hit the points that I was concerned about also. But you got a better deal. They had been selling it on mehathron for 33 and on morning save for their regular price of 39 which is what I paid less VMP discount. Think for 29 it was a pretty sweet deal considering all the pricey ones out there.