Learn more about the causes of arm pain and what you can do to recover from it.

Recovery Journey

Tami Deitzer - Shares a Recovery Story

Physical Therapist and Rock Climber
I have been a Physical Therapist for over 20 years and a rock climber for nearly 10 years. In my job, I do a lot of manual therapy and outside of work, I climb 2-3 days per week. Therefore, my hands and arms get some heavy-duty and repetitive use without much rest or recovery. I've had bouts of elbow tendonitis that have taken months to get rid of. To assist with the management of pain and tightness I have often sought treatment by licensed massage therapists because soft tissue mobilization has been necessary in the recovery process.

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Recovery Journey

David Coleman - Shares a Recovery Story

Imagine Creative Design, Indiana
Well, I've been using the Armaid for about a month now, and I really cannot believe it! I have not had a single day of pain since! After doing everything imaginable to beat this enormously debilitating injury - an injury that threatened my livelihood - this simple device has done what nothing else could; it has given me back a pain-free life! It has given me confidence and hope where little existed before! You've taken an injury that changed my life for the worse, that some of the finest doctors in the world (including those I saw at the Mayo Clinic) were completely dumbfounded about, and erased it away in 2 days!

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Recovery Journey

Kay Wright - Shares a Recovery Story

I was laid off from my job at the end of February. In April I began a medically necessary diet that increased my meal preparation and clean-up time 80%, which caused severe hand, wrist, arm, shoulder and upper back pain.

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Thank You Tour, Journal Entry 11.23.19

Good morning. It rained all night at the rest stop outside Nashville and this morning is moreof the same. But I don't mind, traffic is not bad on a Saturday morning this early hour.

Before I left Florida, I focused on Orlando and going to the USTA.  I checked out more thoroughly the Pro Shop there at the USTA campus Center and made some contacts. 

Next, I’m traveling on to Atlanta to meet with Nick from the Atlanta Brave and give him six units.

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Thank You Tour, Journal Entry 10.25.19

I made my way to Diemold in Fort Myers and learned that the molds for the new Armaid had arrived safely and in good condition.    I've been working with the folks from Diemold for close to 14 years.

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Thank You Tour, Journal Entry 10.23.19

I arrived in Fort Myers on Tuesday, ready to spend some time with my old friend, Pat. The molds are still uncertain when they will arrive but they did get loaded on the truck last Friday. Jessica from the shipping company will contact me soon with a more exact date and time of arrival of the molds to Diemold.

It's been a very long, exciting and full two weeks since I left Blue Hill. Maine. I am reaching my max, been eating more than 50% good and resting okay. I can feel I'm not 100% so I look forward to resting in Fort Myers and replenishing.

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Thank You Tour, Journal Entry 10.21.19

Lastly, I had an opportunity to swim in the ocean as the sunset. The water and air temperature were about the same, mid 70’s.  It was wonderful. . .and a lot different than the cold Maine ocean water! 

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Thank You Tour, Journal Entry 10.19.19

Good morning, I just crossed the border around 10 last night into Alabama and pulled off and slept in a rest stop. I must say I am surprised how well I sleep in the back of the truck.

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Thank You Tour, Journal Entry 10.18.19

I'm leaving Atlanta today....visiting this am with a baseball 'superstore' called Better Baseball and their buyer. Then I'm having lunch with an athletic trainer from the Atlanta Braves.

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Technique is everything

Orange Roller Conversation Regarding its Flexible Rod and Why the Rod isn’t Ridged

Read Terry's response to an Armaid user's review regarding the Orange Roller and learn why there's a flexible rod used on Armaid.

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Strength

It wouldn’t be life without the ups and downs, the light and the dark, the positive and the negative.  Though we yearn for what we imagine to be a better reality, a better outcome, what vision or truth or sense of reality will work to get through the time of difficulty into the time of realization of that better place?

In other words, a “negative” experience has created in us an urge to change, to make things better. What understanding or strength will carry us through in our efforts and time to the hoped for “better outcome?”

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Technique is everything

Differences between percussive therapy and myofascial release

To get back full muscle range of motion, it’s the type and intention of the therapy TECHNIQUE that is useful, not the type of massage therapy TOOL you use.  The technique is the most important thing to remember.   And the bottom line is that full range of motion is not regained simply through rolling or hammer-bonking on your muscles.

To get specific, let’s briefly compare two currently popular therapy techniques and associated tools:  Percussive and Myofascial Release.

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Treating Bursitis and Tendinitis: “Would Armaid® work for me?”

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Tennis Elbow

It may be called “Tennis Elbow,” but it’s not confined to tennis players. No matter the sport, occupation or activity that causes it, pain at the outside portion of your elbow – Tennis Elbow - is the number one physical problem every year in the US workplace and in sports.

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Technique is everything

The Truth About Technique

To everyone reading this, I urge you to ask one of the above-mentioned medical healthcare professionals about all that is stated here and get your own confirmation.  Don't just listen to negative people or myself, check it out and find the truth about the technique, and about the love that many thousands of people feel for Armaid.  And when you do, I hope you will share your findings with us and other forums.

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Self-care

What is Your Destination?

I’d like to suggest that outer expansion is a reflection our desire for inner expansion, a desire for core happiness and fulfillment.

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What is the Cost of Care?

Before you went ahead and bought an Armaid, you may have thought the retail cost of Armaid was too high.  Now, you are in the family of over 40,000 users who have gained autonomy over their arm care and “love” their Armaids – a family where no one says, “It costs too much!”

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Shooter's Elbow - Tennis Elbow - Golfer's Elbow: Anatomy, Technique & the Tool to Relieve

Shooter’s Elbow is a catch-all term that describes tendinitis pain on either the inside (golfer's), outside (tennis) of the elbow or perhaps both sides at the same time! From a shooter's perspective, tight muscles and hurting elbows keep one from shooting as much or as accurately as one would like.

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"Will Armaid help with Cubital Tunnel Syndrome?"

That is a tricky one! And not as simple and straight forward as muscle repetitive strain and tendon irritation. 

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Preparing the Therapist: Which Roller Is Best for Me?

Client: "I have tennis elbow (partial tear w/ moderate to severe tendinopathy) and bought the orange extreme based upon the recommendation of a friend. Would the 3 ball roller be better for my elbow?"

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The Importance of Self-Care as a Massage Therapist

If you are a massage therapist, your arms and your hands are your primary tools and they must be treated as such.  But this can be hard to remember when you are busy running your practice! How ironic it is that ridding your clients of muscle pain and restriction can be the very thing that brings your own career to a painful halt.

I personally neglected my own needs until I developed severe tendinitis in my own arms, wrists and elbows and had to stop working.  (The upside to that was that it prompted me to invent Armaid, a leverage tool to easily apply, in my opinion, the world’s greatest therapy technique to yourself.)

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Self-care

Armaid® and Rolflex™ (rubbit™)

People contact us wondering about the differences between Armaid and Rolflex.  Both tools were invented by Terry M. Cross, Sports Massage Therapist and HHP, and are based on the same leverage-enhancing design. We asked Terry to talk about the two products and how their designs impact their use.

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Self-care

Recovery: Regaining what is lost in the search for more fitness, confidence, and strength

Here are some of the basics of what it takes to get your body ready and able to ‘hit it again’ at your next training session.

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The Importance of Proper Recovery

It’s all in the massage technique you use. When it comes to complete arm muscle relief and recovery, it’s all technique.

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Self-Care is Essential for all Massage Therapists

That’s the professional downside of being a hands-on therapist and also the irony…your own muscles get tight while you provide relief to your client’s tight muscles. 

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