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Hello fellow Leopards,
Mirko, are you talking about voodoo floss or just banded distractions?
Mirko, I don’t believe you will do any damage to the veins, but you could ask Dr. Travis Jewett via twitter at https://twitter.com/drjewett as my opinions only come from the MobilityWOD system and he is an orthopedic medicine professional.
Response from Dr. Jewett:
for the question Miran, hope I can provide a good answer.
distraction is a wonderful tool to loosen up the capsule of the joint,
especially the hips and shoulders. I am not a vascular expert but I would say
if you are not comfortable using the band in the hip due to discomfort or fear
of congesting the femoral artery then leave the band off. You can still get
good results without the band. I can not say one way or the other if it is safe
or not, but what I do know is if the person isn’t comfortable or has a little
bit of doubt in them while they do it, their nervous system won’t relax enough
for it to be effective.”
Very interesting, Mirko. I’m glad Dr. Jewett was able to help.
BD has been working great for me. If I feel any discomfort or “pulsing” in my upper leg I make sure the band is flat and back off tension. As a result no more hip femoral acetabelum impingement during pigeon pose or piriformis stretch.