How To Use A Massage Gun On Your Legs For Recovery (& Rehab)

Here’s how to safely and effectively use a massage gun on your legs for recovery, rehab, or pure enjoyment. Massage guns can be great after a leg workout, running, or cycling for recovery. And they’re very helpful when you want to rehab knee pain, hamstrings, or issues in the quads & calves. Both rehab and recovery usually involve light repetitious movement of affected muscles, so in this video I show you how to use a massage gun WITH muscle movement to maximise its effect.

0:00 Intro
0:17 Why use movement?
0:29 Massage Gun Tips & Times
0:59 Where NOT to use a massage gun
1:33 ITB & Outer Quads (knee pain)
2:03 Quads (patella tendinitis/back pain)
2:23 Adductors
2:38 Pes Anserine Bursitis
3:03 Hamstrings
3:30 Calves (& Shin Splints)
4:03 Achilles
4:13 Anterior Compartment

MUSCLE GUN TIPS & TIMES:
• A good general rule is to not spend more than 2 minutes in an area with a massage gun.
• Don’t use percussion massage over areas of inflammation, like tendinitis, or bursitis.
• And stick to a foam ball tip, or an arc-shaped tip, because small plastic tips can bruise the soft tissue

WHERE NOT TO USE A MASSAGE GUN:
• Avoid the bony point of the hip at the side of the pelvis because you don’t want to irritate the bursa there.
• Keep away from any other bony parts like the knees, the bony front of your pelvis (ASIS), and the heels.
• Steer clear of the groin, the backs of the knees, and to the sides of the Achilles tendon.

In this video I show you:
• How To Use A Massage Gun on your hamstrings, your calf, and quads
• How To Use A Massage Gun for shin splints, knee pain, anterior compartment syndrome, and ITB & adductor tightness
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How To Use A Massage Gun For Neck & Shoulder Pain. (Including neck joints)
https://youtu.be/Wy4bOBy3Bc0

How To Use A Massage Pistol for Foot Relief (& Plantar Fasciitis)
https://youtu.be/4ASDMxTGcb8

How to Use a Percussion Massage on your Back, SI Joints & Glutes:
https://youtu.be/Ee8DKRzc3Ew

How to Use a Percussion Massager for Shoulder Pain Relief
https://youtu.be/BBq34WOZt4M
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