I am looking to rehabilitate my wrists and arms from tendonitis and it says to go gently. How many Rpms is gently....2000?....3000?
thanks for your time.
I would think gently is more like 5-7000RPM. Once you start to feel the benefit you can start going for slightly higher scores. Just keep it easy at the beginning and it should be OK.
Do 5,000-6,000 RPM for 10 minutes a day for a month or more if you needed it.
Originally Posted by jeshua
While the Powerball is an excellent tool to aid in rehabilitation, you have to bear in mind that it should only be used at very low speeds (initially 4-6000rpm) generally 5-10 minutes at a time once or twice a day for the first month.
If you feel at any stage that the workout is causing you pain or discomfort, slow down or stop altogether.
We have had many sufferers of sports or other injuries, and sufferers of tendonitis, carpal tunnel or RSI approach us at shows. They have all tried many other treatments but once they try the Powerball are immediately amazed at the unique workout it provides. The beauty lies in the fact that you control the intensity of the workout.
I hope that this answers your question jeshua, good luck with it, and please do post back and let us know how you are getting on with the Powerball.
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I just wanted to add that I came across Powerball by searching the net for possible aids to the immense pain I had from tendonitis in both arms. Back in April I found a kind of armband made in Belgium that gave me support and allowed me to continue my sport 'petanque' but the pain was still there, especially in the elbows and hands.
After reading many Powerball testimonials I admit to having been skeptical but was encouraged enough to want to try it. I bought one and began using it for approximately 2 hours a day, more through addiction than need. After 5 days I no longer needed my armbands. 2 days later I declared myself to be cured. No pain whatsoever. That same night I took on a friend in an arm wrestling contest. I lost but would never have been able to even attempt it if I had not discovered Powerball.
For what it's worth, I did not attempt high speeds at all. I only used it at between 4000 to 5700 rpm on a continual basis while watching television or going for walks.
tendonitis in the elbow/wrist
Any thoughts on how fast/ long one should use the metal powerball for rehabilitation? Also any specific ways to hold it or hold the arm?
That link doesn't work I'm afraid.
Can you please repost?
Have you asked your doc about this?