Do you suffer from tired and achy muscles? Do you notice “knots” in your muscles? Do you feel that no matter how often you stretch you never feel loose?

“Normal muscles do not contain trigger points. Normal muscles have no taut bands of muscle fibers, are not tender to firm palpation, …. and do not refer pain in response to applied pressure.” Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction, Janet G. Travell, MD & David G. Simons, MD.

These contracted bundles of muscles, or “knots in the muscle” restrict blood flow and this restriction in blood flow, especially following exercise, hinders muscle growth, muscle repair, and glycogen repletion. There are many ways that one can address this problem whether it be through massage, stretching, or some sort of heat treatment. One of the techniques that can be utilized and done independently involves the use of the Intracell Stick ™. The Intracell Stick ™ is a nonmotorized device that is composed of a semi-rigid core around which independent 1 inch spindles freely spin. It is used by rolling it on any tight muscle so that it can relax and recover. The Stick ™ is great for all ages and all body types. It can be used by athletes or those less active. It is also great for travel, especially during the busy vacation season.

If you are looking for an Intracell Stick ™, we carry them at our office in either location. Speak with one of our providers or therapist on instructions.
-Written by Danna Carver, DPT

Western Ave. / I-640

4307 Ball Camp Pike
Knoxville, TN 37921
Office: (865) 524-1234
Fax: (865) 524-2169

Monday: 8am - 5:30pm
Tuesday: 7am - 5:30pm
Wednesday: 7am - 11:30am
Thursday: 7am - 5:30pm
Friday: 7am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 8am - 11am
Sunday: Closed

Cedar Bluff

312 Prosperity Drive
Suite 101
Knoxville, TN 37923
Office: (865) 691-3155
Fax: (865) 694-8093

Monday: 8am - 5:30pm
Tuesday: 7am - 5:30pm
Wednesday: 2pm - 5:30pm
Thursday: 8am - 5:30pm
Friday: 7am - 5:30pm 312 Prosperity Drive
Suite 101
Knoxville, TN 37923
Office: (865) 691-3155
Fax: (865) 694-8093