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I tacked it down last night with a lacrosse ball, probably a bit more aggressive then I should have started with. Pretty sore after but this morning it was feeling better, but its getting stiff so it probably needs more work.
I am unsure how best to address the swelling for this area. For an ankle or knee you could do a compression wrap to push that junky tissue out but this ones a bit awkward to get at up near the armpit. I want to avoid using ice or inflammatory meds based on Kelly and Gary Reinl’s video. EMS maybe? Site specific taping?
Note – The area seems better today after active use yesterday. So now I am more just curious what the recommended way to address swelling in areas you cannot compress is without icing or meds.
Edited for context, spelling, grammar-me-bad, and progress.