KEY POINTS

  • Cristiano Ronaldo and Kyrie Irving both use secret tool to recover from pain
  • A tool developed by a chiropractor is now being used by 250 sports teams around the world
  • The tool was initially made to only provide relief from pain

Cristiano Ronaldo and NBA superstar Kyrie Irving are both using this tool to recover from pain and injuries.

Being a professional athlete isn’t as easy as it looks.  Indeed, the money, fame could be a motivation but the most overlooked part for fans is the recovery sessions top athletes must go through on a weekly basis. In fact, many professional athletes have blown their careers up by not being able to be in their best form.

Fortunately, a wonderful tool is created to provide comfort and faster recovery for athletes who often get exhausted and worn out. According to The Sportsman, they have heard managers and players in soccer talking about how important recovery is to success. 

Now used by over 250 sports teams, the “Theragun” has become a revolutionising recovery tool for pro athletes. The said tool seems to have proven itself as two of the biggest names in sports have been spotted using it in their body recovery routine. Ronaldo and Brooklyn Nets' Irving were both filmed using the device that has become crucial in the recuperating exhausted muscles.

Irving was once spotted using it in the middle of an NBA Finals game in 2017. Ronaldo, on the other hand, once posted a video of him using it at home to his 198 million Instagram followers.

Cristiano Ronaldo In this picture, Ronaldo of Juventus reacts during the Srie A match between Juventus and SSC Napoli at Allianz Stadium on Sept. 29, 2018, in Turin, Italy. Photo: Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

The  Theragun  has revolutionised workout recovery but it was originally created to only provide relief from muscle pain.

After a motorcycle accident back in 2008, Dr Jason Wersland used a power tool to fashion together a percussive massage tool that he could use on his shoulder to ease the pain. 

“After thirty days of sheer pain at 3am, I decided I didn’t care what it sounded like or looked like I needed something to deal with the pain,” Wersland told Forbes

Wersland, a chiropractor by profession, decided to develop the product after a client walked into his clinic with the same issue as him, searching for an effective cure for the pain. Fortunately, Wersland was able to precisely devise an equipment that will provide high-quality results.

Kyrie Irving Boston Celtics Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics directs his teammates in the second half against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Feb. 24, 2018. Photo: Elsa/Getty Images

In simpler terms, Theragun works miraculously as its percussive head pummels the tender muscles at a speed of 40 percussions per second. It also works to counteract delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) and allows athletes to get off from rest and back into the gym without harming their bodies. Most fitness trainers are aware that DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) can turn even the fittest bodybuilder into nothing more than a quivering wreck.