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Injections & Foam Rolling


#1

Just wondering how long after a steroid injection should I wait before foam rolling or having deep tissue massage on the same area? I would have thought a minimum of 24hrs from a shot that didn't give any post injection pain?


#2

[quote]Beyond Beyond wrote:
Just wondering how long after a steroid injection should I wait before foam rolling or having deep tissue massage on the same area? I would have thought a minimum of 24hrs from a shot that didn’t give any post injection pain?[/quote]

I foam roll almost immidiately after an injection. Works great at reducing injection site pain. Just be gentle. If you waited until injection pain I would not do it. Lots of pain and no benefit.


#3

I’ve had a Thai massage a couple of hours after injecting.


#4

It does not matter. I have deep tissue work every week where I inject.