It is confirmed: Voodoo flossing helps climbing injuries.
My article “Why All Climbers Should Experiment With Voodoo Flossing” is being discussed in the UK Bouldering Forum. It was quickly obvious that many, if not all of the climbers were experiencing positive results with Voodoo Flossing. Most stated that finger injuries were improving. Others stated that elbow and shoulder injuries were also helped.
“…good feeling results.”
“…went from limited range of motion to full range of motion with no pain.”
“…the niggling feeling near my A2 is pretty much gone.”
“…results are remarkable.”
And this one is my favorite comments because the writer first states on August 13th:
“I did it on the hour all day yesterday and my tweaky finger just feels more agitated.”
He then posted a follow up on August 17th:
“Following my previous comment about it aggravating my finger, I can confirm that flossing is actually quite brilliant.
I strained my A2 pulley on my LH ring finger about 9 months ago and it never really fully recovered. My PIP joint has been slightly swollen since and would hurt a tad if I squeezed the sides, or if made a really tight fist. Furthermore, the pulley would hurt if I probed it in certain places.
On grit I could climb as hard as I pleased, but whenever I pushed myself too much indoors my finger would ache and become quite stiff the following days, and sometimes swell a little more.
For the first day I flossed whilst flexing and that’s what caused the aggravation. So instead I just kept my finger stationary for the minute of flossing, with the aim to simply promote some serious blood flow, like icing.
Anyway, the PIP swelling has effectively gone, squeezing the joint produces negligible pain and an A2 massage produces considerably less pain than previously. Although there’s still progress to be made there.
It’s obviously early days and I’ve yet to pull hard with my new slender finger. But currently, I am really impressed.“
“If we choose to leave your new injury alone (barring no fracture or dislocation) and to treat it with compression, studies show it has the same positive results as icing without the side effects. Giving your injury a safe setting to get its job done, it will allow the knitting and the repair of your injured tissues to heal up the best.”
And here is yet another remarkable testimonial from a climbing acquaintance:
Will Voodoo Flossing Work For My Injury?
I don’t know. But are you willing to try? What do you have to lose? It appears as though nearly everyone who has tried Voodoo Flossing has had a positive experience.
Should you or should you not look at Voodoo Flossing for any of your climbing injuries?
If you are the type of person who listens to your body, I recommend that you try Voodoo Flossing. Start by:
- Visiting to UK Bouldering Forum and reading those climber’s notes
- Visiting the YouTube Video above to see exactly how I Voodoo Flossed my finger
- Grabbing an old Theraband or Aylio band and cut a piece about 1 inch wide and 10 inches long
- Voodoo Flossing your injury as many times in a day as possible
- Being Smart. Don’t leave the wrap / floss on longer than 1 or 2 minutes
- Sharing results in the comments
- Google and YouTube search for Voodoo Flossing and Mobility Flossing
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