This massage ball set is unique. If you already have a lacrosse ball, you are able to use that and dig into those pressure points that radiate pain. The spiked ball, which is advertised as “soft spikes”, is actually hard plastic. While this may sound unpleasant, correct usage of this set provides dramatic results.
During my plantar fasciitis days, it was very painful to walk. It hurt like crazy to massage and some blood flowing, removing some of the scar tissue buildup. By rolling my foot over a lacrosse ball, I was (painfully at the time) able to relieve the cause of my pain, which slowly but surely faded.
After purchasing this, I decided to give the spiked ball a try, and it worked wonders on my sciatic pain I get when I drive or sit for long periods of time. The spiky ball is also working great on my shoulders, however I still love theracane for that part.
Because pain is often misunderstood, I’ve created a simplified version of pain that might be helpful to read over, as well as some insight as to why these tools are effective.
Overall, although this product can be purchased as lacrosse balls to get almost the same effect, the spiky ball does add some extra relief, and gets into the harder to reach areas. This product is recommended for people on the go (hikers, bikers, road trips, workers on their feet all day, or anyone that could benefit from carrying around a trigger point release with them).