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Thera Cane Massager: Green
Cane-shaped massager for easing aches and painsEliminate painful knots in your muscles on your own6 treatment balls for total body massageIdeal after long work days or strenuous activitiesMeasures 24 x 15 x 1 inches (W x H x D); Lifetime Guarantee
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44 Reddit comments about Thera Cane Massager: Green:

u/done_got_them · 11 pointsr/Whatisthis

It's like one of these: Thera Cane Massager: Green

u/talking_muffin · 10 pointsr/bigboobproblems

I use a massage hook that I got on amazon for like $30 - it might seem a little pricey for a knobby piece of rigid plastic but it’s SO worth it. I got this theracane but you could do a search for massage hook and see other options.

This is the only thing that helps me get deep enough pressure to relieve some of the knots. I got one for my father in law and he loves it too. Seriously a life saver!

u/slowest_clap · 9 pointsr/LifeProTips
u/SouthRim · 5 pointsr/IWantToLearn

Massage Cane
I've never used one, but have heard here and elsewhere that these are fantastic.

u/SweetKri · 5 pointsr/massage

Invest in a TheraCane. And bringing your shoulders all the way forward, as far as you can, then all the way up, then all the way back, then letting them drop, can help them loosen a bit.

u/dinohead · 5 pointsr/trees

Related: the Theracane. Best 30$ I've ever spent, it's helped me get rid of knots that hundreds of $ of physical therapy and professional massages couldn't do. Getting high on a good indica and using the theracane is simply outstanding.

Typical reaction from friends: "what the hell is that", 2 minutes later they're ordering their own.

u/Gotcha38 · 5 pointsr/climbing
u/ruck_my_life · 4 pointsr/Fitness

n=1 anecdotal, but I have similar issues that make a six hour night a rare treat...and it usually comes in two three hour spurts with a nice 30-45 minute waking period in there. So I have to temper expectations - I can only go so far so quickly without appropriate rest.

For context, I'm running nSuns' Five Day variant, so I have about 48 hours between upper and lower body workouts, and I also do Special Forces-type endurance training (core, rucking, running, swimming, etc.)

Honestly I drink a ton of water (128-164 ozs a day). My gym has a steam room, so I use that for 10 minutes after every workout. On days I don't go to the gym, I literally crank my shower and sit on the toilet for ten minutes. I also got a Theracane which I use on tomorrow's muscle group(s) for 25-30 minutes before I try to go to sleep. I literally just sit there and dig in while I watch an old It's Always Sunny or something. I've also found that heated yoga once or twice a week is really beneficial from a muscular and also a mental/emotional standpoint.

TL;DR: Hydration and steam/heat/trigger point massage work for me.

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

There are all kinds of different types of headaches. They can vary from a minor tension headache to what is known as cervicogenic headaches, and various chronic migraines (which are by far the worst type of headache).

When it comes to the varying types of migraines the pain of migraine occurs when excited brain cells trigger the trigeminal nerve to release chemicals ... These swollen blood vessels send pain signals to the brainstem, an area of the brain that processes pain information. Also see here: [Also uncontrolled brain activity may contribute to lack of migraine control. Glutamate, one of the most important brain pain chemicals causes increased brain activity.]

See also: Cervicogenic Headache - The Basics

Foods allergies can trigger migraine headaches. Tension of the neck muscle's can cause a tension headache.

Migraine and cluster headaches generally are treated with Triptans to constrict the blood vessels and stop the migraine in its tracks before it becomes full blown and debilitating. Not all people can handle Triptans though due to the issues surrounding the heart and blood pressure.

Tension headaches can generally be relieved by massage and trigger point therapy. This little item here is a life saver for many people to give themselves their own "trigger point" therapy and relieve "tension headaches": The "S" bar or also known as the "cane massager".

u/derangedhyena · 3 pointsr/Nootropics

I don't know if this is relevant to your interests or not, but if you do a bit of reading about trigger points and get yourself one of these, it may greatly amplify the helpful effects you describe. (+make it possible to reach parts of your back/neck/shoulders that you otherwise wouldn't be able to.)

It makes a huge difference - it has for me at least - but I can't stress enough, that it helps to learn about how the muscles go together + where the relevant points are. Otherwise you'll just be jabbing yourself aimlessly. Because what might feel like the "sore spot" may just be referred pain, and you could unlock further improvement by addressing the originating points instead.

There are books on the subject, and plenty of massage-therapy-related things, but a good visual reference and tl;dr is this app (Muscle Trigger Point Anatomy) which shows you the places to address, the affected areas, with accompanying anatomical descriptions.

For whole-body care and maintenance it's something I definitely recommend (in addition to exercise and other healthy stuff, haha.)

u/laureek · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

Yes! So with this particular issue the muscle that you need to release is actually located between your shoulder blade and your ribs which makes it virtually impossible to get at from your back!
You have to go through your armpit! LOL Believe me for days I was massaging my back, trying to squeeze into my shoulder blade as much as I could with minimal relief.

I'm thinking the other pain you are experiencing is "radiating" pain from the actual trigger point. You would be surprised at how much better all the muscles around it feel after its released.

Ok, now how to release it!
This is the video I used, it worked so quickly my mind was blown.
Subscapularis Static Release

So if this happens for you a lot I would suggest buying a theracane or the different variation that they use in the video.

It does hurt a little but if you stick with it for 30seconds to a minute you will be amazed at how much better it will feel.

EDIT: If you don't have a theracane and can't wait you can search for "Subscapularis static release" or "Subscapularis dynamic release" for a stretch that will release it.

u/sixxis · 3 pointsr/trees

That + a Thera Cane is all you really need.

u/a_giant_spider · 3 pointsr/yoga

Here's a few more ideas for you:

  • Theracane (use several times a day, as recommended by book in next bullet point)
  • The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook
  • Dry needling (in some states a PT can do this; in other states an accupunturist can approximate this, or a sports medicine doctor can do it)
  • The Mind-Body Prescription - I know this sounds like mumbo-jumbo, but there's truly some good evidence that trigger points are partially/largely a physical response to psychological issues. When nothing else works, I highly recommend keeping an open mind and trying this out - I thought it sounded ridiculous, but after years of pain it cured my inability to use my right hand at work (for a mouse) in just a week. Lots of success stories from programmers here.
u/shes-a-gdb · 3 pointsr/JulyBumpers2017

Oh god, this was my life for about 8 weeks in the 2nd tri. I couldn't do anything without exacerbating the pain and sometimes it would just come even when I wasn't doing anything at all, and it hurt like a mother. It was horrible. The only thing that helped at all was purchasing one of these bad boys:

I'm on the other side of it now, but it will act up occasionally.

u/napswithdogs · 3 pointsr/Thritis

I second looking into biologics. For me they’re the only treatment that doesn’t have too many side effects for the benefits.

Favorite products: salonpas hot/other capsicum patches. Aspercreme Hot-anti inflammatory cream with the icy hotness of icy hot. Crayola Model Magic clay-can be used to make nice big pencil and pen grips.Theracane and other trigger point tools for working out muscle knots.
Heating pad. Loopy phone cases-easier for me to hold and fewer drops, and mine has also held up really well. CBD infused lotion. Electric mop-I have a Bissel something or other but a lot of people really like the Shark mops. It’s easier on my hands than mopping with a mop and bucket. No wringing, no filling/moving/emptying a bucket. Electric can opener. Fancy scissors with springs that open back up on their own after you make a cut.

During a flare, it’s handy to have lightweight things in the kitchen. I have heavy glass plates that I love but they’re hell on the arms and hands during a flare. I usually keep some paper plates around for this reason, but if you’re trying to reduce waste and have the cabinet space a set of lightweight glass or plastic plates is a good idea too. I leave my cast iron skillet on the stove all the time so I don’t have to move it. My other cookware is lightweight. Similarly, bottles with pumps for things like shampoo are easier than those without.

u/kalayna · 3 pointsr/yoga

Lacrosse balls, pinky balls, a 'stick', TheraCane or its competitors, and my massage therapist has some of these that he recommended yesterday evening as a larger complement to what I already have (I have lacrosse, golf, and pinky balls, and a stick that I used a lot when I was running distance). Having more than one size can be important depending on what you're doing, but I used just pinky balls and a foam roller for years.

u/kayleighh · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Oh neat! Seems fun. Fear cuts deeper than swords.

  1. Something that is grey. - Wishful Thinking list
  2. Something reminiscent of rain. - Priority Items list
  3. Something food related that is unusual. - Health/Beauty list
  4. Something on your list that is for someone other than yourself. - Priority Items list. For my cat Little because she gets urinary tract infections so I am always trying to find ways to keep her well hydrated.
  5. A book I should read! - DVDs/Books list. I've wanted to read it since it came out, just haven't gotten the chance to. The movie was fabulous too.
  6. An item that is less than a dollar, including shipping... that is not jewelry, nail polish, and or hair related! - Not on any of my lists
  7. Something related to cats. - Priority Items list.
  8. Something that is not useful, but so beautiful you must have it. - On a Private wishlist because the price is ridiculous.
  9. A movie everyone should watch at least once in their life. - Already Owned. Because it's my favorite movie.
  10. Something that would be useful when the zombies attack. - Wishful Thinking list. Because I could throw it at their faces.
  11. Something that would have a profound impact on your life and help you to achieve your current goals. - Health/Beauty list. Because I get bad back pain and muscle knots from my scoliosis and they can sometimes prevent me from doing what I need to do properly. Alternate from a Private wishlist because I may have to quit my job due to respiratory irritation from the chemicals.
  12. One of those pesky Add-On items. - Health/Beauty list. I hate Add-on Items.
  13. The most expensive thing on your list. - On a Private wishlist simply because it is so expensive. It's my dream item because I want to replace my gram's old one which I accidentally shattered the bowl for. /:
  14. Something bigger than a bread box. - Priority Items list
  15. Something smaller than a golf ball. - Health/Beauty list
  16. Something that smells wonderful. - Priority Items list
  17. A (SFW) toy. - Miscellaneous list. SFW to look at, not necessarily to play haha.
  18. Something that would be helpful for going back to school. - Wishful Thinking list
  19. Something related to your current obsession, whatever that may be. - Miscellaneous list. I have always been obsessed with writing lists. I have these markers and I love them but a lot of them are dried out/won't write. I haven't thrown them away because it makes me sad.
  20. Something that is just so amazing and awe-inspiring that I simply must see it. - Priority Items list. A bag that I absolutely crave with every fiber of my being. I want it soooo bad. It's pretty and comes in other pretty colors and looks cute and comfy and wonderful.


  21. Anything that has my real name on it. I don't know your real name, sadly. ): Maybe someday!
  22. Anything made in Oregon. - Filmed in Oregon.

    Any of the things I have noted being on Private lists I would be happy to send you the link to for proof can be seen here. :) Also your wishlist names made me chuckle. :D

    Also also Happy Birthday to my dad! <3
u/akn0m3 · 2 pointsr/AskReddit


15 minutes with it, and I'm close to Nirvana.

u/StephenNotSteve · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I just got over that. I feel you.

Stay on it with a foam roller and one of these.

Edit: I have a cane massager in my arsenal, too.

u/erisanu · 2 pointsr/massage

If you haven't already, you could consider yoga-style exercises. Anything that's basically big stretches and breathing. Hold a pose and breath into it. The breath is key for relaxation. Longer exhales than inhales will cue your body to engage the parasympathetic nervous system, which is the auto-pilot process for resting and digesting (think opposite of fight/flight). So breath is a way to have your body tell your muscles to chill, which makes them easier to stretch, which helps give you the relaxation and results you want. Massage is all about engaging the parasympathetic system and encouraging and facilitating the body's natural healing processes.

If you're talking about the theracane, I know plenty who love it. They're great. I've used one and plan to get one, but I don't own one yet so I can't speak for long term use. I have good results with tennis balls between my back and the wall, or on the floor. If you're curious about self care options, google 'self myofascial release' and check out foam rolling stuff. There's some really cool stuff you can do for yourself just by rolling around on the floor for a few minutes each day. :]

u/NoButMaybe · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

Theracane. It's the best for rubbing sore spots when you don't have anyone to help you out.

u/gw2master · 2 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

Try a Theracane. Thank me later. (I use it around the insides of the shoulder blades when I have neck issues: it's probably doing a similar thing as when your buddy punches you there.)

u/aumanchi · 2 pointsr/promos
u/Billy_Reuben · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Finally! My busted, barely-works-out ass can contribute to this excellent sub!

The Google definition is straight out of the textbook:

>a classic trigger point is defined as the presence of discrete focal tenderness located in a palpable taut band of skeletal muscle, which produces both referred regional pain (zone of reference) and a local twitch response. Trigger points help define myofascial pain syndromes.

That's perfect, and different from a pulled muscle. It's based on David Simons and Janet Travell's Energy Crisis Theory that we must admit, like acupuncture, while it makes logical sense and seems to work in practice on an individual basis, doesn't exactly hold up to hard science. However, unlike acupuncture, it hasn't been proven a placebo in sham studies with our limited knowledge and understanding.

TL;DR: A true "trigger point" is thought to be a "locked-up" section of muscle that's behaving badly to an insult. The way that it is "locked-up" is that a section of the muscle has contracted and shortened, cut off blood flow, and new ATP and neurotransmitters that reset the lengthening, and remains frozen because no new nutrients are resetting the relaxation.

The way to reset this problem is easy: You either focally massage it, or your needle it to break it up, using anesthetics to ease the pain of having a needle artificially introduce bloodflow to an area to restore homeostasis and break the locked bonds (none of this is proven, just so you know).

Without a physician visit, THIS is the Easy Button for that sort of thing.

Hope it helps. I should probably work out enough to get trigger points, actually.

u/SocraticBreakdown · 2 pointsr/ChronicPain


I used to get massages by a PT as well, and the type of massage that worked best for my pain was a deep tissue trigger point massage, which I believe is similar to the massage you've said is effective for you. As you mentioned, that easily becomes expensive, but my neurologist turned me on to a much cheaper solution. I do home massage therapy on myself using a Theracane and workbook and get the same benefits I was getting from having the massage done to me by a PT. I'm posting this from mobile so pls message me if links don't work. This way I can also get exactly the relief I want where I want it and most importantly when I want it.

u/klukins · 2 pointsr/RandomActsofMakeup
  1. I was given 2 more weeks of soft foods today at my post-op appt. :(. I LOVE mexican food though and I can finally eat refried beans and enchiladas. I'm also a HUGE condiment/dip fan (ranch, hot sauce, guac, french onion).

  2. Ok halloween.... I work in a PT office and we all dress up with a theme but it hasn't been set yet (talk of construction workers since we are under construction haha or hipster disney), but I need a costume that won't get in my way at work and isn't revealing. So something simple (I also think glitter hairspray sounds fun). I also HATE painting my face/skin. This is also the first time I live somewhere that I'll get trick or treaters so I'll stay in costume for them that night.

  3. I had banana bread today at work for the first time in a long time and it was really good and I could eat it. My one candy (which is still a ways off from being able to enjoy) is Haribo Gummy Bears.

  4. I'm sad that even ghoulkins has chronic pain but I can completely relate. I've been really eyeing a theracane to help out. I've also become a fan of the rice packs that you can freeze or heat up. I have a bunch of smaller ones but I'm looking for one like these but bigger than the medium sized one. I like that it doesn't have sewn pouches in it and no fleece.

    I'm excited! Anything you want to know?
u/Laurier_Rose · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

Here are some things my therapist gave to me for help:

  • List of Coping Thoughts, Page 86
    Saying coping thoughts out loud to yourself can help reduce anxiety and allow you to think clearly and rationally.

  • Breathing and Stretching Exercises
    Stretch and massage work wonders to reduce my anxiety and tension.

    I have TMJ and Stress tension in my temples, jaw, neck, shoulders, and arms. My favorite thing is to just put my hair up and spend 20 minutes or so just massaging all my trouble areas. You would be surprised and what breathing and a good massage can do. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water after you massage. Look into getting a cane massager like this one. They can work wonders!
u/Ideasatworm · 1 pointr/Fitness

Buy this

And then figure out myofascial release techniques. Your shoulders are just locked up this will help mobilize them.

Also good for your entire body.

Edit for grammar.

u/lapropriu · 1 pointr/xxfitness

Short answer: lifting will definitely help.

I suspect your head is forward like that to counterbalance your chest going back. If you'd like to geek out a bit and try to understand what the different components are to a bad posture, I found this 5-part series helpful (don't mind the title and the tone of the piece; the information is solid, even though it's written for a very particular audience).

There are a number of venues of exploration for you:

  • weak muscles (posterior chain: back, glutes, hamstrings, + core)
  • tight, wound-up muscles (static stretching might help, but better would be mobility work like others have recommended here. Esp. consider soft-tissue work like trigger point self-massage; this thing is awesome.)
  • bad cues for everyday posture. <-- this I want to explain a bit.

    People will tell you things like "stand up straighter", but they don't necessarily understand how to achieve this result, so they'll say things like "pull your shoulders back". Just pulling your shoulders back will probably not work though, because your shoulders will just get tired, you'll forget, and you'll slump again. I think a better cue is: roll your shoulders up towards your ears, then back and down your back, and when you get to that back and down position try to keep them there. If they start feeling forward again, roll them up, back and down again. For the head, think of pushing your chin back and into your chest, prolonging the back of your head. And try "stand up straight" not by lifting your ribcage up, but by keeping your abs engaged, maybe 15-20% of your max, to encourage them to support your spine (+ the shoulder & head thing above).
u/wirednyte · 1 pointr/massage

Try this stretch, then this one, and this one.

These should help stretch out the muscles around your scapula (shoulder blade). Hold each stretch for about 10 seconds, repeat 10x each. do them 3x day. Follow by doing shoulder rolls in both directions.

If this doesn't help, or its too much work, get a massage. You can also buy a theracane in the future.

u/ulta · 1 pointr/yoga

I started yoga for back pain and one of the things I realized is that back pain is often linked to lots of different areas of the body. Of course I can't relate to your back pain, only speak from my own experience which was not injury, but posture related. Edit I saw below you said you had a spinal fracture, so do take this advice with a grain of salt..just speaking from my own experience.

But I found that having tight ham strings and hips contributed to my back pain but then I had tight hamstrings because of issues with my quads, etc. Basically everything is connected and I found it important to take a holistic approach. So I would suggest not only focusing on upper back but doing full body work with an emphasis on your upper back.

But I would recommend (in addition to cat cows):

u/dancinpanda06 · 1 pointr/bouldering

Get a thera-cane to work out those back muscles!

u/cntwt2c_urbiguglyass · 1 pointr/Fitness

Getting a Stick or TheraCane and doing massage like this -

u/mazzamia · 1 pointr/DIY
u/Godawgsuw · 1 pointr/migraine

You could also pick up one of these in the meantime, they're actually pretty awesome. We have 2 at work and I use it all the time haha

u/biodebugger · 1 pointr/Health

I have tried to use a Theracane. It seems like a good product, but I found it didn't really work well for me. (It's in need of a new home if you want to try it and would be ok with pm'ing a mailing address to a stranger.)

The trigger points that I think were contributing to the bulging disc problem weren't actually located at that disc. Part of why I think the tensegrity model of the spine is helpful is that it demonstrates how an issue in a distant part of the structure can disrupt the distribution of forces and cause problems elsewhere.

It's frequently the case with trigger points that the place you experience the pain isn't the same place as the trigger point itself. For instance, a joint may hurt when the actual problem is a trigger point in a muscle a way off that pulls on a tendon that torques on the joint. There are maps of these referral patterns (which is part of why the book is helpful), and when you put pressure on an active trigger point you can definitely tell that you've found it, but it takes a bit of trial and error.

I should mention that while just pressing on the point itself feels intense and can be cathartic, it isn't the way to reset them. The technique described in the book is to repeatedly and slowly moving pressure across the point in the direction of the muscle fiber (again, having the maps helps for this). This is part of the problem with things like the Theracane: you can poke around and apply pressure on a point just fine, but moving slowly across it while applying pressure doesn't work so well. I find that the technique where you put a ball in a sock behind your back and press against a wall works better for me.

u/TheWonderLemon · 1 pointr/Archery

If it's a SHARP pain, go see a doctor right away!

I'm not sure about before ( says here that you should warm your body up by 1 to 2 degrees Fahrenheit before stretching), but definitely after you're shooting if you feel discomfort

I personally do most of these when after I'm done shooting. The one that might help you out the most might be the triceps and side one

If the pain continues, it might be worth it to see a masseuse-- they'll be able to point out where the knots that are giving you grief are forming. If you don't want to keep on throwing out money for massages, pick up one of these guys (you'll need to know where the knots on your back generally form first before using it though, hence the masseuse):

(this is the one I have )

u/njjc · 1 pointr/Meditation

I had a similar problem during my first couple meditation retreats, and fixed it by switching from sitting cross legged on a cushion to kneeling with a bench.

The problem was that my hips and legs aren't currently flexible enough for sitting cross legged correctly: my lumbar spine curved out instead of the correct inward curvature, which was causing my upper back to strain and the muscles to knot.

Sitting on a bench or on a chair and focusing on keeping my lumbar correctly curved solved the problem 100% after a few days, and my last couple of retreats have been pain free.

Also, massaging the knot can really help with providing instant relief until your posture gets stronger. If you don't have a partner to massage the right spot at the right time, this tool can really help. I'm happy to answer any more questions for you!

u/NoKnownAliases · 1 pointr/Fitness

I highly recommend a Thera Cane Massager ( for the same massage you'd do with a lacrosse ball. It's very easy to focus on areas of the back.

u/I_play_pokemon · 0 pointsr/massage

You can exchange massages with a coworker, get something like a thera cane/back buddy.

Try and use a hot pack on your shoulders before you start working with a thera cane.