For those curious about the tattoo removal process... 😯😯 the 1st pic is what it looked like immediately after the laser. The 2nd was just a couple minutes ago. The white disappears and it’s just puffy and tender now. You can kind of see a few blisters. I have to keep it bandaged for a few days and I’m not supposed to do any strenuous sweaty exercise... 😒🙄 This was my second session and I’ll have to do at least a couple more, they’re crazy expensive for less than 5 minutes in the office, and have to be at least 2 months apart to allow for proper healing. 😐😐 Do you have any tattoos you’d go through this to remove?
This is me trying out my new anti-cauliflower ear method. I wouldn't recommend it just yet. This is NOT endorsed by @earsplintz. For those outside of a Australia, this is Apollo, a pink & grey cockato & yes he is an arsehole. They are the bull terrier of birds. He also swears. NOTE: no birds were harmed during this filming but my ears were.
So this is the shockwave treatment I’ve been having for my soleus tendinopathy. The good news is that the pain is much more localised than the first couple of sessions, meaning that there has been some tissue breakdown, the bad news is it still hurts.
I believe the cause of my issue lies in sprint work on the treadmill, but also stems from a weak pelvic girdle. I had to stop sprinting for a while, and shockwave treatment means that you have to lay off impact sports for 48hours minimum. •
I’m now sprinting but I’m having to really ‘manage’ what I’m doing, and listen to what my body is saying. Added to this my TA was locked up and my calf is still needing some work too, I also have a super sensitive/greedy medial hamstring section which I still feel when I sprint. Pelvic instability seemed to be the overriding contributer tbh, with some gluts rehab there’s been a massive improvement in that, but it’s still a work in progress. •
For anyone wondering, shockwave is a mechanical pressure pulse, repeatedly pushed into your body (2500 of them) which expands as a wave inside the tissue causing irritation to the tissue leading to breakdown and regeneration, and obviously pain reduction. The thing to remember is that while it works, you can’t ignore the biomechanical corrective stuff either. Shockwave alone won’t solve your problem. •