Powerball for effective hand and finger pain treatment

  • Immediate hand & finger pain relief
  • Non-impact healing
  • Strengthen as you recover
  • Long-lasting pain prevention
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Our hands and fingers are central to our functionality as human beings.
Pick up, put down, throw, catch, write, eat, communicate, create… we use our hand and fingers to carry out thousands of actions every day. They are essential to our daily life. So, if you’re suffering from hand and finger pain, you know just how much it can negatively impact your ability to complete everyday tasks.

That’s where Powerball comes in.

Combat & cure hand & finger pain with Powerball

Powerball is a highly-effective device for rehabilitating and strengthening the hands and fingers. When used for as little as 3 minutes a day, Powerball’s resistance acts as an extra-layer of body armour for your muscles and joints, providing immediate hand and finger pain relief. Find out for yourself why over 4 million people worldwide use Powerball for active hand and finger strengthening and rehabilitation.

Immediate hand & finger pain relief

Spin Powerball at slow speeds to gently repair damaged muscles and tendons and ease the symptoms of hand and finger pain. Spinning Powerball at slow speeds will increase circulation along the entire kinetic chain of your arm, from fingertip to shoulder. Increase circulation and you increase the flow of oxygen-rich nutrients to sore areas, such as painful tendons or joints in the hand and finger. Not only do these nutrients immediately relieve hand and finger pain, but they also begin to repair and rejuvenate any damaged tissue, bringing you one step closer to a healthy and pain-free lifestyle.

Non-impact healing

Powerball’s isometric resistance is 100% non-impact, meaning that it does not place any additional strain on sore or inflamed muscles, joints or tendons. You control your recovery: generate from 1.0lb (0.5kg) up to 35lbs (16kg) depending on how fast you spin Powerball. Whether you’re spinning fast or slow, you can rehabilitate and strengthen without any fear of over-exertion or worsening your condition. Never again suffer from weak grip or hand and finger pain – pick up a Powerball today and we promise, you’ll thank us later.

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Strengthen as you recover

As your hand and finger pain begins to fade, you can gradually start to increase your Powerball spin speed. Spinning Powerball at higher speeds provides effective hand and finger strengthening even while you are in recovery. Regular strength training with Powerball will allow you to maintain muscle mass and joint health and in turn, prevent hand and finger pain from returning in the future. Massively increase forearm power and finger grip strength – with Powerball you can enjoy strong and healthy limbs that have no time for weakness or pain. Change the way you think about rehabilitation – all it takes is 3 minutes a day to see the incredible benefits that come with spinning a Powerball.

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Simple to use, simple to recover

Pick up a Powerball, wind back the rotor, release and spin – it’s that simple.

Powerball is easy to start and you can use it even if you are suffering from severe hand or finger pain. Our range of Autostart Powerball models need only be wound back a couple of times and released to get them started. You can also roll an Autostart model across a hard surface, such as a table to activate it. What’s more, Powerball requires very little effort to spin it. If hand or finger pain is preventing you from fully bending your fingers, you can still effectively exercise with Powerball using only a light grip. Watch the video below to see just how easy it is to start Autostart Powerball.

Powerball gyroscope – How it works

With over 4 million sold worldwide, Powerball is the world’s number one gyroscope. Inside the shell of a Powerball is a rotor (green wheel), which spins on an axis. As the rotor spins, it creates resistance, which pushes against your efforts to spin Powerball. The faster you spin Powerball, the more resistance it creates and the harder it becomes to spin. This resistance is non-impact and 100% isometric, making Powerball the perfect device for rehabilitation and strengthening.

Check out the range of models available in our online store and find the perfect Powerball model for you. Eliminate hand and finger pain for good with Powerball – the power is in your hands.

What causes hand and finger pain?

There are a variety of reasons why someone might experience hand and/or finger pain. As there are no substantial muscles in your hands or fingers, all finger grip strength and hand mobility stems directly from two powerful forearm muscles: the flexor and extensor muscles.

The flexor and extensor muscles are skeletal muscles, meaning they are directly attached to bone by tendons and are voluntarily controlled. Flexor muscles are engaged when you bend or ‘flex’ your joints. For example, when you make a fist, the flexor muscles contract and pull on the bones in your fingers, causing the joints to bend.

The extensor muscles serve the opposite function. When the extensor muscles contract, they cause the joints in your fingers to extend and straighten out again.

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Hand and finger pain can occur when the tendons which connect the flexor and extensor muscles to bone become torn or damaged. These tendons can become damaged as a result of overuse, a deep skin cut or an impact injury.

Weak finger grip strength? Usually the sign of a weak flexor muscle.

Shooting pain when shaking hands or gripping? The tendons connecting the flexor muscle to the elbow or finger joint may be inflamed.

Pain when straightening or extending your fingers/hands? Possibly a weak extensor muscle.

Pain when bending your fingers? The band of tissue that holds the flexor to the bone becomes swollen (also known as “trigger finger”).

RSI causing hand or finger pain?

Overuse injuries, such as RSI (repetitive strain injuries) are another common cause of hand and finger pain. RSI develop when tendons, ligaments or muscles become strained from overuse, resulting in swelling or inflammation. RSI can often be very painful, because any such swelling can infringe on a nerve and cause in pain when moving.

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Overuse is generally caused by activities involving constant repetitive movements, such as typing, using a computer mouse, driving or playing an instrument. Common types of RSI like carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis can have a serious impact on everyday life if left untreated and may even affect your ability to carry out simple, daily tasks.

Other common conditions that may cause hand and finger pain include:

Other methods of treatment

Rest – Taking a break and resting your hand/finger is important as it gives the injury time to heal and recover.

Ice – Ice packs are great to help reduce inflammation. It is extremely important to rest the wrist with ice if swelling and extreme pain are present.

Stretching – Your doctor or physio may recommend certain hand and finger strengthening exercises that you can do to stretch out any damaged muscles or tendons and encourage them to heal. Powerball exercise is even more beneficial when supplemented with regular stretching and finger strengthening exercises. These help to loosen out any tight muscles or tendons and increase circulation to sore joints.

Avoid possible causes – It is important to identify and avoid any actions which may have caused your hand or finger pain or condition. Continuing these actions during your recovery may only serve to worsen your condition and extend recovery times.

Seek medical advice – If you are suffering from severe hand or finger pain, or your condition does not improve after regular strength training with Powerball, it may be necessary that you visit your doctor or physical therapist. They will ensure that you are not suffering from any underlying condition and can advise you on another treatment option, such as steroid injections or surgery.

What does the physical therapist recommend?

Colm Murphy is an IAPT physical therapist, lecturer in anatomy, and professional tennis coach. Colm is an expert in rehabilitation, musculoskeletal anatomy and analysis and works closely with elite level athletes. Colm designed our rehabilitation & strengthening programmes, which you can find on our videos page.

Powerball is a physician-approved product that will help you maintain muscle and joint health and eliminate hand and finger pain, now and forever. Every Powerball is fitted with a lifetime warranty so you can always keep yourself in top shape – from fingertip to shoulder.

Choose your perfect Powerball from our store and get spinning today.

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

Effective De Quervain’s tenosynovitis exercises and how to treat the condition

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is a painful condition that affects the tendons connecting the thumb to the wrist. De Quervain’s tenosynovitis can develop for many reasons and if left untreated, it can start to affect other areas of the arm, including your thumb and forearm. Powerball is a highly-effective rehabilitation and strengthening device that works to combat and treat De Quervain’s tenosynovitis at its source. Instantly relieve pain and soothe and repair inflammation caused by this condition simply by spinning Powerball. Kick start your healing process today by supplementing De Quervain’s tenosynovitis exercises with Powerball and get back to enjoying a healthy and pain-free lifestyle once more.

What is De Quervain’s tenosynovitis?

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis occurs when the tendons running between the thumb and the wrist become irritated and inflamed. These inflamed tendons then rub against the narrow tunnel that surrounds them, causing pain where the thumb meets the wrist. The swollen tendons can also put pressure on surrounding nerves, which may further aggravate the pain. De Quervain’s tenosynovitis may occur suddenly or develop gradually. In either case, you may find it difficult or painful to move your thumb or wrist, particularly when you try to make a grasping or pinching movement.

Symptoms of De Quervain's tenosynovitis

The symptoms De Quervain’s tenosynovitis include:

  • Swelling or inflammation near the base of your thumb
  • Difficulty making a fist
  • Difficulty when making grasping/pinching movements
  • Pain where the thumb meets the wrist
  • Reduced grip strength
  • Hearing or feeling a ‘sticking’ or ‘creaking’ as your tendons move
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Causes of De Quervain's tenosynovitis

Although the exact cause of De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is still relatively unknown, any activity or repetitive wrist movements will likely make it worse. Constant overuse of the tendons in the wrist will cause them to become irritated and later, inflamed. Even simple movements, such as typing, using a computer mouse, gardening, driving or repetitive work tasks, when repeated day in, day out, are enough to bring on this condition. Hobbies that require a strong grip and lots of repetitive movements, such as racket sports, can also cause De Quervain’s tenosynovitis. The condition has even been nicknamed “Gamer’s Thumb”, due to the fact that it also affects many video game players. But it’s not just repetitive actions that can irritate your tendons, a sudden harsh impact caused by injury can also cause this painful condition.

While anyone can get De Quervain’s tenosynovitis, it is 8 to 10 times more likely to occur in women than men, particularly women with young children. This could be linked with the repeated pressure applied to your wrist and thumb as you lift up your child. It is important to treat this condition accurately and with care, and therefore it is recommended that you seek professional advice before trying out various De Quervain’s tenosynovitis exercises or other treatment methods.

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Treatment & De Quervain's tenosynovitis exercises

The goal when treating De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is to cure any inflammation and pain in the wrist and prevent the condition from reoccurring again in the future. While surgery is an option for treating De Quervain’s tenosynovitis, it is only ever recommended as a last resort. Before it comes to that, there are a couple of other treatment options available to you:

Powerball for De Quervain's tenosynovitis

Powerball is a revolutionary device for rehabilitation and is highly-effective in the treatment of De Quervain’s tenosynovitis. At the size of a tennis ball, Powerball fits securely and comfortably in your hand. Very little grip strength is required to spin Powerball at slow speeds, so you can use this product even if you cannot fully grasp the ball due to pain in the wrist or thumb. What’s more, it takes very little effort to start Powerball. If you are a first-time user of Powerball, we recommend starting off with one of our Autostart models. To start Autostart Powerball, simply wind the rotor back a couple of turns and release. This is quite easy to do, however, if you are experiencing severe pain in your thumb/wrist, you can also roll Powerball across a flat table to get it started. See here for more information on how to start your Powerball or watch the video below.

Boost circulation

As you spin Powerball, it generates a unique form of isometric resistance. This resistance runs along the entire kinetic chain of your arm, working deep into the tissue of sore muscles and tendons. The wrist movements required to spin Powerball, even at slow speeds massively increase circulation throughout the entire upper body.

This increase in circulation carries oxygen-rich nutrients to inflamed tendons in the wrist, where they immediately soothe pain and start to repair any damaged or swollen tissue. There is nothing (absolutely nothing) that will bring relief and recovery from De Quervain’s tenosynovitis faster than an increase in circulation will. Damaged and inflamed tendons of the thumb and wrist sit at the root of this debilitating condition and by boosting blood flow to this area, Powerball quickly and efficiently begins to relieve the symptoms of De Quervain’s tenosynovitis.

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Non-impact De Quervain’s tenosynovitis exercises

Isometric resistance is 100% non-impact, meaning it doesn’t place any strain on sore or inflamed tendons. Instead, spinning Powerball soothes and relieves pain from inflammation, rehabilitating and rejuvenating tendons fast and effectively for long-term treatment results.

Strengthen as you recover

At the start of your recovery, it is important to spin Powerball at slow and gentle spin speeds. A low level of resistance will act quickly to relieve pain, ease inflammation and repair tendon tissue. Spin Powerball for as little as 3 minutes a day and start to see the incredible results within only a short period of time. As you start to feel the symptoms of De Quervain’s tenosynovitis fade, you can gradually increase your Powerball spin speed. As you do, Powerball’s isometric resistance will begin to strengthen weak tendons as they rehabilitate. Continue to take your recovery one day at a time and steadily build your spin speed until you have fully recovered.

Even with a world-class rehabilitation device like Powerball in your hand, the recovery process will still take some time. While Powerball is proven to reduce rehabilitation times, it is important to take your treatment slow and never over-exert yourself. Spinning Powerball at higher speeds or doing any De Quervain’s tenosynovitis exercises before your body is ready, may slow down your recovery or worsen your condition.

Long term prevention with Powerball

We highly recommend that you continue to use Powerball even after the recovery period is over. By not maintaining tendon and muscle strength, you risk De Quervain’s tenosynovitis reoccurring, particularly if you continue to repeat the actions which may have caused it to develop in the first place. Regular strength training with Powerball will ensure that your muscles and tendons remain strong and supple long after you have recovered from your injury. Using Powerball for just 5 minutes each day maintains joint health and muscle shape, which will actively prevent the reoccurrence of injury. Get back to a healthy and pain-free lifestyle with Powerball.

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Other recommended treatment for De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
  • Medications – Over-the-counter pain killers, such as ibuprofen, can help to relieve the swelling.
  • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis exercises and stretches – Your physical therapist will most likely recommend certain exercises to help you regain strength in your wrist and thumb. Combine Powerball with De Quervain’s tenosynovitis exercises to strengthen while you rehabilitate and help speed recovery times.
  • Ice – Ice packs are great to help reduce inflammation. It is extremely important to rest the wrist with ice if swelling and extreme pain are present.
  • Wear a splint – Your physical therapist might recommend wearing a splint to help you avoid moving your wrist and thumb for a couple of weeks.
  • Take a break – Resting from the causes of De Quervain’s tenosynovitis, such as impact sports and repetitive movements (e.g. typing, using a computer mouse, driving, etc.) will speed up recovery times and reduce the risk of worsening the injury or allowing it to reoccur.
  • Steroid injections – Your doctor may recommend getting steroid injections or using a local anaesthetic to numb the pain. These injections can often be very beneficial if you are in the early stages of your condition.
  • Surgery – Your doctor may recommend surgery to help you to recover from De Quervain’s tenosynovitis. In most cases, it will take longer to recover from surgery and it should only ever be considered as a last resort and after you have tried other, less severe methods of rehabilitation.
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Post-surgery rehabilitation

Should you decide to undergo surgery in order to treat your De Quervain’s tenosynovitis, it is important to be aware of the rest and recovery time needed after your procedure. After surgery, the tendons and muscles in your wrist will be weak. Exercise with Powerball will help to strengthen your wrists from the beginning of your recovery period right up to the end and beyond. Start at slow spin speeds and as you gain your strength back, gradually increase the spin speed. Regular strength training with Powerball keeps your muscles and tendons in top shape, while also maintaining joint health, so you need not worry about your De Quervain’s tenosynovitis returning again.

What does the physical therapist recommend?

Colm Murphy is an IAPT physical therapist, lecturer in anatomy, and professional tennis coach. Colm is an expert in rehabilitation, musculoskeletal anatomy and analysis and works closely with elite level athletes. Colm designed our rehabilitation & strengthening programmes, which you can find on our videos page.

Powerball Gyroscope – How it works

With over 4 million sold worldwide, Powerball is the world’s number one gyroscope. Inside the shell of a Powerball is a rotor (green wheel), which spins on an axis. As the rotor spins, it creates resistance, which pushes against your efforts to spin Powerball. The faster you spin Powerball, the more resistance it creates and the harder it becomes to spin. This resistance is non-impact and 100% isometric, making it perfect for rehabilitation and strengthening.

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Cure and prevent De Quervain’s tenosynovitis today, simply by spinning Powerball. Check out our online store to see the range of models available and choose the right one for you.

Experience Power® in the palm of your hand with Powerball.

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DE QUERVAINS TENOSYNIVITIS
CAUSING WEAKNESS & PAIN FOR YOUR DRUMMING?
PROBLEM SOLVED.

“I’m a drummer who was suffering with De Quervains Tenosynivitis. Since I started using Powerball®, I have found that my symptoms have dramatically improved. Not only has it been a huge help to me when playing the drums, but in every day situations at work, I notice a huge difference in the way my wrists feel.

While drumming before I started using Powerball® my wrists would feel tired and give me a numb/pins & needles sensation from my wrist to the end of my thumb, leading me to believe I might drop my drumsticks. Since I started warming up with Powerball® before I practice, however, all tiredness and tingling have disappeared. I’m so happy I purchased this product.”

Emily Jacklin, Lincolnshire, UK

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Improve Drumstick Grip & Build Drum Endurance with Powerball

An Interview with Professional Drummer, Peter Precious

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Whether beginner or pro, every drummer knows that playing the drums is about more than just making music – it’s an active workout for the entire body. From your feet all the way up to your shoulders, almost all of your limbs are engaged when you play the drums. Using your fingers to roll on the snare, flicking your wrist to hit the toms or raising your arm to smash a cymbal – drumming can be an intense and tiring workout for players of all levels.

But as every serious drummer knows, keeping your muscles and joints in top shape is the key to any great performance. Flexible and healthy joints allow for increased mobility around the kit, while strong muscles and a powerful drumstick grip increase drum endurance – meaning you can play better for longer.

Play harder, play better, play longer with Powerball

Powerball is a revolutionary device for strengthening and a must-have product for all drummers. Spin Powerball at high speeds and feel its incredible effects take action almost immediately.

Powerball generates isometric resistance as you spin it. The faster you spin Powerball, the more isometric resistance it creates. This resistance works its way along the entire kinetic chain of your arm, actively strengthening your muscles and joints to leave them feeling rejuvenated and strong. Isometric exercise engages a higher percentage of muscle fibres than traditional strength training and as a result, using Powerball massively increases endurance levels throughout the entire upper-body. Enhanced endurance means your muscles won’t tire as quickly, allowing you to keep up those drum grooves for longer.

What’s more, the gripping action required to spin Powerball trains your fingers for a powerful, more improved grip – exactly what a drummer needs to maintain a firm and controlled drumstick grip.

Hand, wrist or forearm pain when drumming?

Long nights spent performing, tiresome days in the recording studio and hours upon hours of practicing all add up. Because playing the drums can be such an intense and exhausting workout, drummers are often at risk of incurring an injury from over-practicing.

Repetitive strain injuries (RSI) are actually a very common problem that affects many musicians within the drumming community. Unfortunately however, this issue has gone relatively unpublicised and as a result, not everyone is getting the appropriate treatment that they need. 

As an activity, drumming is a prime example of muscle overuse. Whether you’re just playing a single groove or an entire song, with drumming, your fingers, wrists, hands and arms are most likely all carrying out the same movements on repeat. Overusing the same set of muscles in this way causes irritation, discomfort and more often than not, pain in the muscles and joints. If left untreated, this could lead to the development of a debilitating RSI, which may impact your ability to play.

Rehabilitation made simple with Powerball

Not only is Powerball a world-class strengthening device, it is also highly-effective for rehabilitation. Spinning Powerball at slow speeds increases the flow of oxygen-rich nutrients to damaged muscle tissue, where they target and treat pain at its source. As these nutrients begin to repair the muscle tissue, the movement required to spin Powerball actively strengthens the surrounding muscle and joint, greatly speeding up the healing process.

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Powerball’s isometric resistance is 100% non-impact, meaning it places no strain on injured or sore muscles. Instead, it gently soothes inflammation, relieving pain and healing for fast and effective, long-term treatment.

Simply by spinning Powerball for just a few minutes each day can successfully rehabilitate RSI, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis and tennis elbow. Pick up a Powerball today and enjoy the benefits of an active and pain-free lifestyle.

Body armour for your hands, wrists and arms​

What’s more, regular exercise with Powerball is proven to significantly lower the chances of sustaining an injury, such as an RSI. Powerball trains your upper-body limbs, strengthening and effectively combating any form of muscle overuse or strain. Keep Powerball by your drum kit and give it quick spin during practice breaks to keep your muscles and joints healthy, flexible and strong. Just some of the advantages you can gain from regular exercise with Powerball:

  • build muscles in the arms, shoulders & hands
  • boost drum endurance & playing stamina
  • increase joint mobility & flexibility
  • enhance drumstick grip
  • cure & prevent drumming-related RSI
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Spin Powerball at high speeds for as little as 5 minutes each day and experience the difference for yourself. Don’t believe us? We chatted with professional drummer, Peter Precious, about his experience using Powerball.

Peter is a U.K.-based musician with an impressive 40+ years of drumming experience. We were delighted to have the chance to get some insight on the life of a professional drummer and his thoughts on Powerball. (Unsurprisingly, Peter found Powerball to be very beneficial for his drumming!) You can check out Peter’s full interview below:

What were your early passions or influences that got you into playing the drums in the first place? Buddy Rich, the great Jazz Drummer and Keith Moon, the great Rock Drummer.

Most people just keep their passion for music as a hobby, why did you decide to play the drums professionally? It was a complete love for the instrument, and realising that this was the only career that I wanted to be involved in.

As a professional player, roughly how many hours do you put into practicing the drums every day? At least one hour per day.

As a drummer myself, I know how difficult it can sometimes be to actually sit down and practice the same fill or rhythm over and over again until you get it right. What are your thoughts on an effective practice routine? Slow down any difficult exercise, and note the tempo that you can manage to perform the exercise accurately, and then gradually increase the tempo in increments of 5/10 BPM. Remember slow and accurate is always better than attempting in a faster and inaccurate manner. Spend some time practising some warm up exercises on a Practice Pad, such as essential Rudiments e.g. Single Strokes, Double Strokes and Paradiddles, and also try to engage in reading/performing a variety of Snare Drum Rhythm exercises on the Practice Pad.

 

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What many people don’t realise is that drumming is actually an intense workout, not just for your arms and wrists, but for your whole body in general. In order to be able to fully expand on your drumming technique, you’ve got to be physically in shape! So, other than drumming itself, do you do any special exercises or training to keep your wrists and arms in top condition? Yes, I keep fit with running on a treadmill, using a crosstrainer and also using light weights. I also use Powerball, which I have found has improved my stamina and endurance levels. I also practice daily technique exercises focusing on stamina and endurance to keep myself in shape.

 

In your opinion, how important is it for a drummer to supplement their playing with some form of strength or warm-up training? I think warm up/technique exercises such as practising Rudiments are essential and I would always encourage students to learn to read music. It is like learning a language that allows you to express yourself more effectively on the drum set.

I know that you’ve recently started using Powerball and have been busy spinning our Diablo Evo model. What were your thoughts on the product when you first used it? Initially it took me a little time to get used to Powerball, but I soon learned the technique by watching the video demonstrations online.

 

Have you found Powerball to be beneficial for your drumming in any way? Yes I have noticed that my forearm, wrist and finger strength has improved and I have therefore improved my stamina and endurance and can play a little faster. 

Powerball is also ideal for guitarists, bass players and pianists – really any musician whose instrument requires a lot of wrist, arm and finger movement. Have you shown Diablo Evo to your students or any other musicians? Yes, I have shown it to other musicians and students who certainly showed an interest.


And finally, I think it’s fair to say that even as an established drummer there must always be aspects of your technique that you might wish to refine or improve on – do you have any personal drumming goals that you would like to achieve in the future? I am always looking to further my playing to refine and improve my technique ability as a performer, busy teacher and examiner for London College of Music.

Get spinning today with Powerball. Check out the selection of models available in our store or see the Compare Powerballs’ section below to find the right model for you.

We’d like to say a big thank you to Peter Precious for taking the time to give us an interview and for his feedback on Powerball.

Combat & Cure Climber's Elbow with Powerball

Climber's elbow rehabilitation made simple

Climber’s elbow (medial epicondylitis) is a form of tendinosis that affects the tendons in the elbow. Even though it is more commonly known as golfer’s elbow, medial epicondylitis affects many more climber’s than it does golf players. Climber’s elbow develops from weak tendons in the elbow and may become painful when climbing or at rest. Powerball is a highly-effective device for rehabilitation and strengthening and when used on a regular basis, it is enough to significantly reduce pain caused by climber’s elbow. Not only that, Powerball will help you to quickly and effectively rehabilitate this condition and will prevent symptoms from reoccurring once you’ve recovered.

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What is climber's elbow?

Climber’s elbow (or medial epicondylitis) is a condition affecting the medial epicondyle (the small, bony lump on the inside of your elbow). If it is your lateral epicondyle (the small, bony lump on the outside of your elbow) which is affected, then you may be suffering from tennis elbow. (See here for more information on how Powerball can help rehabilitate tennis elbow.) Climber’s elbow may occur at any time. Usually it will appear as a dull pain in the elbow, which can be mistaken for overexertion after a long day of climbing. However, if this pain continues to occur and is also brought on by activities other than climbing, it may be the beginnings of climber’s elbow. As climber’s elbow develops gradually and does not usually cause swelling or inflammation, it can sometimes be difficult to diagnose. It is recommended that you seek medical advice if you think you may have climber’s elbow.

What causes climber's elbow?

Climber’s elbow may occur at any time however, it is usually a sudden increase in training that may cause it to first develop. As they have greater access to blood supply, your muscles are able to keep up with a more strenuous training regime, but your tendons are not as adaptable and so, are left comparatively weaker. As a result, your tendons are more prone to damage and degeneration as you continue to train. Microscopic tears can begin to appear on the tendons as they become more and more strained. Regular and more demanding training sessions leave no time for the tendons to heal properly and as the micro tears grow, you are eventually faced with the full discomfort of climber’s elbow.

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Powerball for climber's elbow

Powerball is a physician-approved rehabilitation device recommended by both physiotherapists and sports injury professionals. Used by millions of athletes all around the world, Powerball is the ideal device to help you rehabilitate and recover from climber’s elbow. As you spin Powerball, it generates a unique form of isometric resistance. This resistance boosts circulation along the entire kinetic chain of the arm, increasing the flow of oxygen-rich nutrients to damaged areas, such as the affected medial tendons in the elbow. These nutrients directly target any tears in the tendons and act quickly to relieve pain and repair damage. Exercise with Powerball for just 3 minutes a day and each time you do, you’ll notice the immediate, healing benefits of this incredible gyroscope.

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Non-impact rehabilitation

Isotonic or concentric exercises (e.g. lifting weights) are usually recommended to treat and rehabilitate climber’s elbow. While these types of exercises can be beneficial, the benefits of using Powerball are unlike those of any other rehabilitative exercise.

Unlike conventional isotonic training, resistance exercise with Powerball is fully isometric. Isometric exercise engages are far higher percentage of muscle fibres than isotonic training does, allowing muscles and tendons to strengthen as they recover. This makes for much more effective, long-term rehabilitation results. What’s more, Powerball’s isometric resistance is 100% non-impact meaning it places absolutely zero additional pressure or strain on sore or damaged tendons.

Reduce stiffness caused by climber’s elbow

Spinning Powerball at gentle speeds on a regular basis will enable you to gradually increase the range of motion (circumduction) of your elbow joint. Improved flexibility and mobility in the elbow may not get you back on the climbing wall straight away, however it will massively benefit the rehabilitation of your climber’s elbow and help to speed up the recovery process. As you spin Powerball it promotes the production of synovial fluid, which also helps to lubricate the elbow joint and alleviate any stiffness that may have developed as a result of your condition. Even from the very first use of Powerball, you can feel the difference as muscle stiffness and tendon pain starts to break down in the elbow joint.

Strengthen as you recover

Powerball’s dual combination of strengthening and rehabilitation is what sets it apart from other rehabilitation devices. Powerball gently repairs damaged tenon tissue as you spin it at slow and gentle speeds. And as you progress in your recovery, you can gradually increase the speed of Powerball. As you increase the speed, you are also increasing the amount of resistance that Powerball generates. This resistance slowly strengthens your muscles and tendons as you rehabilitate, not only speeding up the healing process, but ensuring for long-lasting treatment results.

Prevent climber's elbow from reoccuring

Since Powerball strengthens as you rehabilitate, your muscles and tendons will be left strong, supple and rejuvenated once you have recovered from climber’s elbow. For this reason, it is important to continue to train with Powerball on a regular basis even after you have finished treatment. Continue to spin Powerball for just 5 minutes each day to maintain joint health and keep your muscles and tendons in top shape. Whether you’re at home, at work or climbing up the side of a mountain, Powerball keeps you strong, healthy and pain-free, so you never need to worry about climber’s elbow again.

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Other recommended treatments for climber’s elbow

Take a break from the causes of climber’s elbow. This may just involve taking time away from the climbing wall, but you may also need to rest from other activities, such as other impact sports and repetitive movements (e.g. typing, using a computer mouse, driving, etc.) Taking sufficient time to rest will speed up recovery times and reduce the risk of worsening the injury or allowing it to reoccur.

Supplement regular Powerball use with frequent stretching exercises. It is recommended that you seek the advice of a physical therapist or doctor for information and guidelines on the type of exercises suitable for treating climber’s elbow. Remember: always take care not to over-exert yourself when doing stretching exercises or training with Powerball. It is important to always perform these exercises with low resistance, especially at the beginning.

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What does the physical therapist recommend?

Colm Murphy is an IAPT physical therapist, lecturer in anatomy, and professional tennis coach. Colm is an expert in rehabilitation, musculoskeletal anatomy and analysis and works closely with elite level athletes. Colm designed our rehabilitation & strengthening programmes, which you can find on our videos page.

Tendinosis vs. tendonitis

It is important to know the difference between tendinosis and tendinitis. Climber’s elbow is a form of tendinosis, a condition which causes tendons to degenerate when they heal incorrectly or are not left with sufficient time to recover. Tendinitis on the other hand, such as RSI (repetitive strain injuries) like tennis elbow and carpal tunnel syndrome are generally caused by overuse of the tendons. While tendinitis usually takes a couple of weeks to heal, tendinosis is much more serious and can often take a lot longer to recover from.

Because of this, climber’s elbow is not something that will just go away with ice and rest. Since climber’s elbow is caused by poorly-healing tendons, you need to be much more proactive in your recovery. Tendons are made of collagen and so, you also need to take enough time for the body to make more collagen in order for it to repair the damaged tendons. Using Powerball rapidly speeds up treatment times by boosting circulation to the tendons in the elbow. Experience the benefits for yourself – spin Powerball to cut recovery times and get back onto the climbing wall in no time.

Tennis elbow vs. climber’s elbow

Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a common type of tendonitis that affects the lateral elbow tendons. While the symptoms of tennis elbow can be similar to those of climber’s elbow, tennis elbow affects the tendons on the outside of the elbow joint, while climber’s elbow affects those on the inside part. Also unlike climber’s elbow, tennis elbow is caused by overuse of the tendons. When constant repetitive movements are carried out over a long period of time, the lateral elbow tendons become irritated and inflamed.

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Sports that require an intense gripping action as you swing your arm, such as, tennis, lifting weights or fencing, are the most common causes of the condition. However, carrying out simple daily tasks such as, driving, typing, lifting heavy objects or even knitting, can also cause tennis elbow to develop. While tennis elbow is much easier to treat than climber’s elbow, it is still recommended that you seek medical advice in order to confirm which condition you might be suffering from. Treatment for both conditions are quite different and you risk making your condition worse if you don’t follow the correct course of treatment. Powerball is highly-effective for treating both tennis elbow and climber’s elbow. For more information on how Powerball can help you to rehabilitate tennis elbow, see here.

Powerball gyroscope – How it works

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With over 4 million sold worldwide, Powerball is the world’s number one gyroscope. Inside the shell of a Powerball is a rotor (green wheel), which spins on an axis. As the rotor spins, it creates resistance, which pushes against your efforts to spin Powerball. The faster you spin Powerball, the more resistance it creates and the harder it becomes to spin. This resistance is non-impact and 100% isometric, making Powerball the perfect device for rehabilitation and strengthening.

Whether you’re using Powerball to rehabilitate an existing injury or prevent one from occurring in the future, we have the perfect Powerball for you. Click on the button below to check out our online store and see the wide range of models available. 

GOLFER’S/CLIMBER’S ELBOW TROUBLES? POWERBALL IT AWAY.

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5-Star Amazon review
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“I’ve been suffering with Golfers Elbow for some time and use my Powerball when it gets really uncomfortable, I exercise with Powerball for a couple of minutes then, as if by magic the aches ease away and my arm is trouble free for about a week. No permanent cure yet, but 2 weeks totally rested and filled with Ibuprofen didn’t provide a medical cure either. At least this Powerball gives me around a week of pain relief for a couple of minutes of exercise, and virtually instant too.”

Powerball - For the Fast & Effective Treatment of Chilblains

Chilblains are painful and itchy swelling on the skin that can develop from poor circulation or repeated exposure to cold temperatures. Chilblains usually affect the toes however, it is not uncommon for them to appear on the fingers, ears or other parts of the body. The swelling caused by chilblains can result in serious discomfort and pain for the affected person and can even affect someone’s ability to work or carry out daily tasks. Powerball is a unique handheld gyroscope that is highly-effective at combating chilblains in the fingers and hands. 

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Spin Powerball for just a couple of minutes each day and notice the difference for yourself: Powerball massively boosts circulation to warm up the hands and effectively break down chilblains. Get back to a healthy and pain-free lifestyle today with Powerball.

What are chilblains?

Chilblains (also known as pernio) occur when the small blood vessels in the skin swell due to lack of circulation or repeated exposure to cold temperatures. This swelling can appear on your skin as a red or purple inflammation and can become itchy and/or painful. While chilblains more commonly affect the toes and fingers, on rare occasions they can also be found on the ears or other parts of the body. Chilblains usually fade away themselves over time however, they can be a seasonal reoccurrence for some people. Chilblains can be an uncomfortable and painful nuisance that in some cases may become so severe as to affect everyday life. If a severe case of chilblains is left untreated, the affected areas of skin may eventually split, leaving you open to possible infection. Therefore, it is recommended that you always seek medical advice if you are suffering from a serious form of the condition.

Symptoms

The symptoms of chilblains include:

  • Swollen skin
  • Small itchy areas on your hands or feet
  • Changes in skin colour (often red or purple skin)
  • Pain when moving fingers or toes
  • Reduced flexibility or stiffness in fingers and toes
  • Burning sensation on skin
  • Possible blisters in affected areas

What causes chilblains?

Chilblains are usually a common complaint during winter, as they are brought on by repeated exposure to cold and damp conditions. When the skin is exposed to cool temperatures, the small blood vessels (arterioles) in the fingers and toes can contract. Once the skin is warmed up again, these same blood vessels suddenly expand, causing blood to rush in and become congested in the vessel. This congestion then causes the blood vessel to swell and later become inflamed.

While many people experience cold feet and hands in winter, most will not suffer from chilblains. The reasons why some people develop chilblains and others do not is still relatively unknown. It is thought to be related to an unusual reaction that some people have to cold temperatures and the rewarming of the blood. Older people are particularly susceptible to chilblains, as they are more likely to have reduced circulation. People suffering from anaemia and outdoor workers are also more vulnerable to the condition.

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Another stimulus that may cause chilblains to develop is poor circulation in the hands and feet. Standing or sitting for extended periods of time in cool or damp temperatures will reduce the amount of blood flowing around your body. Once you begin moving again however, circulation will suddenly increase, pushing blood flow to areas like your hands and feet and causing the blood vessels to swell.

A prime example of this is daily computer use. Using a computer mouse requires little to no movement of the hand and fingers. Sitting at a computer for hours at a time means your body is in a static position and circulation levels are low, especially in your fingers which are fixed almost motionless around the computer mouse. The sudden boost in circulation that occurs when you stand up from your computer is enough to massively increase blood flow to your hand and fingers and you risk the blood vessels becoming congested. For this reason, chilblains affect a large number of office workers or those who spend long periods of time at a computer.

Treating Chilblains

The best way to ease the symptoms of chilblains is to avoid or reduce your exposure to cold or damp conditions. If you are subject to the cold however, it is advisable to warm up your hands and feet gradually. Resist applying direct heat to the affected area, as that will most likely cause the skin to warm up too quickly and you risk making your symptoms worse. Try to steadily warm up your hands and feet by placing them under a blanket, for example.

Chilblains treatment: Powerball for healthy hands & fingers

Powerball is a world-class rehabilitation device that is highly-effective for the treatment of chilblains in the hands and fingers. The primary causes of chilblains are repeated exposure to cold temperatures and with poor circulation. Spinning Powerball combats both of these issues by massively increasing circulation and keeping the hands and fingers warm.

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As you spin Powerball, it generates a unique form of isometric resistance. And the faster you spin Powerball, the more isometric resistance it generates. This resistance pushes and fights against your efforts to spin Powerball and in doing so, causes circulation to increase massively along the entire length of your arm, from fingertip to shoulder. Blood is pushed to areas with low levels of circulation, such as your hands and fingers, where it acts fast to warm up the limbs and prevent chilblains from occurring.

The reason why Powerball is so effective in the treatment of chilblains is the fact that it allows you to control the pace at which you increase your circulation. Spinning Powerball at high speeds is enough to significantly warm the hand and fingers. However, since chilblains are caused by too much blood flowing into the blood vessels at once, it is important to spin Powerball at slow speeds first, before gradually building to higher revolutions.

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Think of it like this: you’ve come inside from the cold or maybe you didn’t notice the time pass as you were working on your computer. Either way, your hands and fingers are now cold due to lack of circulation and you can feel discomfort, itchiness or pain building as a result of chilblains.

That’s when you pick up your Powerball. Start by spinning Powerball at slow and gentle speeds. Even at low resistance, spinning Powerball will steadily increase circulation to your hands and fingers, relieving any pain and discomfort caused by chilblains. And as your symptoms begin to fade, you can gradually increase your spin speed until you feel your hands are sufficiently warmed up again.

Regular spin sessions with Powerball are a good idea for anyone suffering from chilblains. Keep Powerball at your desk, in the car or on the coffee table at home for quick and effective warm up spins that will boost circulation during periods of inactivity. Using Powerball at regular intervals throughout the day will not only relieve pain and stiffness caused by chilblains, but it will prevent them from worsening by continually keeping your hands and fingers warm.

Click on the tabs below to learn more about the benefits of Powerball:

powerball 280Hz, chilblains treatmentWhether you’ve never had chilblains before and just want to keep your hands warm this cold season or you’re suffering from the condition on a daily basis, Powerball is there for you. Even long-term sufferers will notice the difference Powerball makes to chilblains almost immediately. Best of all, Powerball’s resistance is 100% non-impact, meaning it does not place any additional strain or pressure on sore hands and fingers. Spinning Powerball at slow speeds requires very little grip strength, so if you are suffering from a severe case of chilblains that makes moving your fingers painful, you will still be able to spin Powerball without any issues. Starting Powerball is also easy to do and requires little effort. Our Autostart models need simply be rolled across a hard surface, such as a table to get them started. (See here to watch our video on how to start Autostart Powerball.)

 

climbing, powerball, chilblainsExercising with Powerball promotes the circulation of blood through congested and swollen blood vessels. Spinning Powerball at slow speeds gently unblocks these congested blood vessels and gets the blood flowing naturally again. In doing so, Powerball reduces any stiffness caused by swollen or inflamed blood vessels. Not just that – you can also benefit from increased flexibility and range of motion in the fingers simply by exercising with Powerball. Pick up a Powerball today and experience the incredible difference for yourself – you won’t be disappointed.

Spinning Powerball on a regular basis not only alleviates the symptoms of chilblains, but it also actively prevents the condition from taking hold in the first place. Use Powerball for as little as 5 minutes each day to maintain circulation and upper-body health. Even long-term sufferers of chilblains can prevent the condition from returning during colder months. All it takes are regular spin sessions with Powerball to boost circulation levels and keep chilblains at bay.

Other methods of chilblains treatment

Layers – Dress in layers of loose, warm clothing. Always keep your hands and feet sufficiently warm by wearing gloves and water-resistant footwear. Cover any exposed skin when going outside in cold weather to keep yourself warm and dry.

Warm indoor temperatures – Try to keep all indoor areas warm and dry, such as your home or office. Working for long periods of time in a cool or damp room can only worsen your chilblains.

Lotion – Chilblains will go away naturally over time, however it may be beneficial to use lotions to soothe any itchiness while they are present. Over the counter lotions and creams can accelerate the healing process and soothe discomfort. Your doctor or pharmacist may recommend suitable products to help ease the condition.

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If you’ve encountered chilblains before, you’ll likely recognise them on your own if they return. If you’ve never had them before however, it is recommended that you speak to your doctor to ensure that there is no underlying issue that may have caused the chilblains. Always contact your doctor if the symptoms remain for more than three weeks, you are suffering from acute pain as a result of the condition or the condition continues into the warm season.

What does the physical therapist recommend?

Colm Murphy is an IAPT physical therapist, lecturer in anatomy, and professional tennis coach. Colm is an expert in rehabilitation, musculoskeletal anatomy and analysis and works closely with elite level athletes. Colm designed our rehabilitation & strengthening programmes, which you can find on our videos page.

Powerball Gyroscope - How it Works

With over 4 million sold worldwide, Powerball is the world’s number one gyroscope. Inside the shell of a Powerball is a rotor (green wheel), which spins on an axis. As the rotor spins, it creates resistance, which pushes against your efforts to spin Powerball. The faster you spin Powerball, the more resistance it creates and the harder it becomes to spin. This resistance is non-impact and 100% isometric, making Powerball the perfect device for rehabilitation and strengthening.

Whether you’re using Powerball to rehabilitate chilblains or prevent them from occurring in the future, we have the perfect Powerball for you. Click on the button below to check out our online store and see the wide range of models available.

Supernova Sports Gyro

Supernova is a finely engineered, high precision gyroscope consisting of a rapidly spinning zinc rotor encased in a solid outer sphere.

The faster the inner rotor spins, the more force/resistance it generates.

There are no batteries or motor in Supernova; your wrist & forearm does all the work here, driving enriched blood flow and strengthening the entire kinetic chain of the arm from finger tip to shoulder.

Spin Supernova fast for 60 seconds and you’ll build rapid grip, wrist and forearm strength with up to 35lbs of focused isometric resistance helping bring significant benefit to sports such as golf, tennis, baseball, climbing, cycling & martial arts.

Spin slowly and Supernova’s gentle non-impact resistance at low speeds drives collagen healing nutrients and oxygen enriched blood flow right throughout the arm to gently rehab upper limb conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow and to help strengthen broken bones.

Muscle endurance and strength in the hands and fingers is also improved, contributing to greater play dexterity and precision for instruments like guitar, piano and drums.
Colours: Smoked outer shell, polished zinc rotor
Materials: Military grade polycarbonate shell, metal zinc rotor
Measurements: 3″L x 3″W x 2.5″H
Weight: 9.35 ounces
– Computer balanced rotor is vibration free to 15,000rpm+
– Features 6 induction powered blue and white rotor LEDs
– Includes multi function LCD counter to record spin speed (Pro model)
– Produces 0-35lbs inertial resistance powered just by your wrist
– Excellent for all grip based sports
– Suitable for gentle rehab of a large variety of arm & wrist injuries
– 2 starting cords are included

Strengthening & Pain Relief from Joint Hypermobility

Joint Hypermobility Syndrome for many can be symptom-less ,however, for many it can lead to pains, stiffness in the joints and muscles. This is where Powerball can be an invaluable training aid to solve any upper limb (hands, wrist, elbow and shoulder) problems Hypermobility Syndrome may cause. 
 
 

"Strengthen, Rehabilitate, Stay Healthy"

Whether you are looking to simply strengthen, improve flexibility or rehabilitate from pains and injuries caused by Joint Hypermobility Syndrome then Powerball is the perfect device for you. Powerballs are used by professional athletes and musicians to build strength and keep their upper limbs healthy and are recommended by physios and physicians to rehabilitate from a wide range of finger, hand, wrist, arm, elbow & shoulder injuries. We have the exercise program to strengthen / rehabilitate anywhere in your upper limb at Powerballs.com.

My Story - Joint Hypermobility Syndrome

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Lilli Michaelis - IT Support - UK
“I will need to give you a little bit of background information, so you understand how much this device has improved my life. I have an inherited condition that affects my joints and makes me prone to developing repetitive forearm injuries. At 25 I developed a painful condition in both wrists, and after many failed types of physiotherapy and exercise as well as a resistance to various painkillers, I had to resign and quit my job."

"ITS A LIFE SAVER"

"I thought I would never be able to work again, but then I found Powerball. With continuous training, I was able to take off so much of the daily pain I was going through. I am now able to keep up my IT support job, which would not be possible with ergonomic mouse and keyboard alone. Wherever I go, I take a Powerball with me. My life wouldn’t be the same without this tool and I am eternally grateful for its existence as well as the deeply impressive customer service this company provides. Thank you for giving me back so much of the life quality I lost years ago. I would recommend Powerball to anyone suffering from painful conditions in their forearms – It’s a life saver.”
Lilli Michaelis
IT Support
Depending on the model you choose, a Powerball will weigh between 300 and 500 grams and despite only being the size of a tennis ball, it can generate over 60 times its weight in isometric resistance, simply by turning your wrists. Powerballs are encased in a metal or polycarbonate shell and are a type of gyroscope (gyroscopes can also be found in planes, spaceships, and robots). Powerball is different from a standard gyroscope, however, as it harnesses the power of its spinning rotor for rehabilitation and strengthening purposes. Combine Powerball with our specific exercise programmes and effectively strengthen & rehabilitate from fingertip to shoulder. Exercise with Powerball is 100% non-impact so it allows you to strengthen without putting pressure on tendons and joints. 
  • Joint hypermobility syndrome is a condition that allows joints to easily move beyond the normal range expected for that particular joint. Making the joints looser, weaker and more susceptible to injury.
  • Hypermobile joints tend to be inherited/ hereditary.
  • Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is considered the same or very close to joint hypermobility syndrome sharing many of the same symptoms.
  • There is no definitive test to confirm either of these syndromes. Diagnosis is based of the symptoms and your medical history.   
  • The symptoms of joint hypermobility syndrome include pain in the knees, fingers, hips, and elbows.
    • Pain and stiffness in the joints and muscles
    • Repetitive spraining, straining or dislocating of joints and muscles
    • Poor balance and co-ordination.
  • NB: Exercise with Powerball should be carried out at low resistance while in recovery if you have existing injuries and pains resulting from hypermobility syndrome.
  • Powerball allows a person with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome to strengthen & rehabilitate there fingers, hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders. Basically the whole upper limbs. Exercising with Powerball not only allows you to strengthen muscle groups but also tendons and joints.
  • Whether it is Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI), sprains or damage to tendons Powerball is the versatile rehabilitation tool that will relieve the symptoms leaving the user strong and pain-free.
  • Powerball not only rehabilitates and strengthens but it also is prevents injuries especially RSIs, sprains, strains and muscle damage. Using Powerball on a daily basis is body arm for your hands and arms leaving your muscles strong and healthy and your joints flexible and pain-free.
  • The resistance training with Powerball is 100% non-impact which allows you to rehabilitate without putting any pressure on joints and tendons. 
Powerball can be used to strengthen and rehabilitate from your fingertips to your shoulder. There are different exercise programs you can follow for rehabilitation and strengthening that target different joints, muscle groups, tendons and tendons.

  • Check out all our individual pages for rehabilitation and strengthening for more information. We have the videos and programs for fingers & hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders below.
  • Find all our rehabilitation & strengthening videos/ programs on our videos page.

Joint Hypermobility Syndrome - Finger / Hand Rehabilitation & Strengthening

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Powerball is highly efficient at strengthening the forearm flexor & Extensor muscles  These muscles power your fingers. Powerball builds strength and endurance in the muscle through isometric resistance training– the faster you spin the ball, the more resistance you will feel.
Powerball dramatically increases blood circulation to the muscles and connecting tendons –using Powerball uses and engages ALL 4 of the main forearm muscles. Stimulating a muscle using Powerball increases circulation right throughout the tissue with all the associated benefits this brings (healing, increased muscle flexibility, reduced stress on connecting tendons, rehabilitation).

This is very important for a Hypermobility Syndrome sufferer who has pain and stiffness in the fingers, wrists and arms. Exercising with Powerball creates full circumduction of the wrist joint increasing flexibility, strength and health right throughout the whole kinetic chain from fingertip to shoulder.
Non-impact resistance stops muscle wastage while in recovery – Muscles tend to atrophy (waste away) increasing recovery periods. Exercise with Powerball is 100% non-impact resistance. The resistance can be as little as 1.0lb or as much as 35lbs of force, depending on how fast you spin the Powerball. As a result, it can be used to gently exercise while you’re rehabilitating without any fear of over-exertion. This helps to maintain muscle mass right throughout the recovery period.

Watch the video below and see how Powerball can help you effectively rehabilitate and strengthen your hands and fingers. Our hand, thumb and finger programmes are fully downloadable and can be found using the button below the video.

Joint Hypermobility Syndrome wrist strengthening & rehabilitation

Wrist pain can originate for many reasons, however, most commonly it is inflamed tendons or damage to the forearm muscles. Using Powerball increases blood circulation bringing healing oxygen-rich nutrients to damaged tendons and muscles. The increased circulation feels like the “muscle pump” you would have after a long weights session. However, unlike traditional isotonic concentric and eccentric exercises (e.g dumbbell curls), Powerballs exercise is in the form 100% non-impact isometric resistance.

If you are in pain from joint hypermobility syndrome Powerball will both strengthen and rehabilitate at the same time. This is impossible with traditional exercise as you would further damage sore joints, muscles & tendons.
Cure & prevent repetitive strain injuries (RSI) from joint hypermobility syndrome – these are a common cause of wrist pain and can occur from repetitive movements like typing, playing an instrument or sport. Powerball is uniquely adept at preventing and curing RSI symptoms.
Wrist & grip strength comes directly from the muscles in your forearms. Powerball is incredibly efficient at exercising your forearms in a unique way using gyroscopic resistance. Exercising with Powerball is 100% non-impact isometric exercise which is most effective for rehabilitation.
Powerball can be as gentle or as powerful as you like. At low revolutions, the isometric resistance is soothing and therapeutic. However, Powerball is a world-class wrist strengthener and Powerballs rotor can generate the resistance equivalent to lifting a 25kg dumbbell without any of the strain from lifting weight on your joints and tendons.
Follow our physio-designed wrist rehabilitation & strengthening program, which gives you a practical, easy-to-follow recovery path. You can download our wrist rehabilitation and strengthening program below this video. A full list of our video and rehabilitation programs can be found on our videos page.

Joint Hypermobility Syndrome Elbow strengthening & rehabilitation

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  • Powerball is highly efficient at exercising the muscles in the upper limbs
  • Allows you to rehabiliatate much faster as you can strengthen your elbow while in recovery – without pain
  • Increases oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to the muscles and connecting tendons – aids elbow rehabilitation
  • Prevents muscle tearing from repetitive movements or RSIs
  • Elbow strengthening, reduces muscle contraction & reduces inflammation
  • Stops muscle wastage while in recovery
  • Non-Impact – Gentle recovery for damaged muscles, bones & tendons.

  • “STEP-BY-STEP, PHYSIO-DESIGNED REHAB PROGRAMME”

    Using Powerball gives you a practical, easy to follow recovery path for elbow rehabilitation. We have 4 different physio-designed elbow rehabilitation programmes (with accompanying rehab videos) that you can follow depending on your injury.  See below for an example of one of our programmes and videos.
    Our full list of videos and programs can be found in the videos section of the site.

    Hypermobility Joint Syndrome Shoulder strengthening & rehabilitation

    • Cuts rehabilitation times – strengthens muscles & tendons & relieves shoulder pain.
    • Helps shoulder co-contraction – exercise with our products stabilises the shoulder joint.
    • Increases shoulder joint flexibility & mobility.
    • Repairs scarred tissues – cures & prevents repetitive strain injuries which are the causes of a large proportion of shoulder injuries.
    • Increases blood flow dramatically – turbocharges the healing process.
    • 100% non-impact isometric resistance – no strain and all gain.

    A Little bit about Powerspin

    Powerspin is an upper body exerciser like no other and can create limitless resistance depending on your fitness level. The faster you spin the ball around the tube, the more resistance Powerspin generates making it a highly-effective device for treating shoulder pain. Start by gently spinning the ball around inside the tube for only a couple of minutes each day and slowly build the intensity as you progress through your recovery. One customer accurately described Powerspin as a “treadmill for your arms and shoulder” – and we couldn’t have said it better ourselves. Powerspin is a 100% non-impact form of exercise as no shoulder movement is required to effectively heal and strengthen the muscles in your shoulders.

    Powerspin Shoulder strengthening & rehab Exercises

    We have designed two separate Powerspin exercise videos and rehabilitation programmes that you can follow in order to target all of the individual muscle groups in and around the shoulder, effectively strengthening these areas as well as relieving pain. We recommend spending as little as 2-3 minutes a day on each exercise to feel immediate pain relief and concontraction (stability) in the shoulder area. Below is an example of one of our easy-to-follow exercise videos. The full list of programs and videos is on our videos page.

    Powerball Shoulder Pain Exercises

    Not only are our physio-designed shoulder rehabilitation programs comprehensive and easy to follow, but they will also provide you with a clearly-structured recovery path that tackles shoulder pain head-on. We offer five different exercise programs with accompanying videos that target various muscle groups in the shoulder for fast and effective rehabilitation and recovery. Below you will find just one example of a video from our extensive rehabilitation & strengthening programs – a full list of videos and exercise instructions can be found in the videos section. Spend as little as 1-2 minutes a day on each exercise and strengthen your shoulder and surrounding joints and tendons relieving pain leaving you healthy and strong. 

    Millions of happy customers

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    Recognised as one of the most popular winter sports in the world, Snowboarding has come a long way in the past 30 years. No longer considered an extreme sport limited only to the brave adrenaline junkie, snowboarding attracts thousands of people of all ages to the slopes each year.

    Despite its growing popularity, however, it is not an easy sport to master. Snowboarding involves securing both feet to a board and maneuvering your way down a snow-covered slope – a good sense of balance and a generous helping of confidence are a must.

    Snowboard injuries, foosh injury made easy.

    Snowboarding can truly be a ton of fun once you get the hang of it, however, before you can rocket down a mountain at top speed, there is a tricky learning process to get through first.

    What is a Foosh Injury – Why so many wrist injuries?

    Unlike skiing, both of your feet are firmly strapped to a snowboard and should you find yourself tipping over, there is no way to ‘step off’ the board and regain your balance. When this happens, our natural reaction is to stretch out our hands protectively in front of us to try and break our fall – but unfortunately, this often backfires and instead results in a myriad of wrist problems, if not a broken or fractured wrist. There is even a special term that has been coined for this phenomenon – FOOSH (Falling onto an Outstretched Hand) and it’s no wonder: From Foosh injury there are an estimated 95,000 wrist fractures each year among snowboarders alone worldwide!

    Although wrist injury is the most common result of breaking your fall with your hands, if you suffer a FOOSH injury, there are many different body parts that can become injured. These typically involve your wrist and hand, but you may also injure your elbow or shoulder as well.

    Even the greatest can have Snowboard injuries!

    These days, falling has simply been accepted as an unavoidable part of learning to snowboard. It is considered a must that all beginners wear at least a helmet and wrist guards with the added option of a back brace and knee pads if they wish. But even with all of this added protection, snowboarders are still high-risk when it comes to wrist injuries.

    snowbaord injuries from foosh injury imageEven the pros who have spent years perfecting their balance and technique can be subject to snowboard injuries from falls now and then. Take professional snowboarder, Shaun White: famous for his talent both on the slope and the skateboard ramp, the American is a three-time Olympic gold medalist and holds the record for the most gold medals won at the X-Games.

    But no number of medals can safeguard you from an injury and White had to bow out of the slopestyle event at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, due to a sprained wrist –(Foosh injury! Hey, the guy’s only human after all!).

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    Snowboard Injuries – Apart from wearing wrist guards and being cautious on the slopes, what else can you do to prevent wrist injuries?

     

    Prevent wrist injuries with powerball

    Only the size of a tennis ball, Powerball is a gyroscope that can generate up to 27kg of inertial resistance. The faster Powerball spins, the more resistance it creates and how fast it spins is entirely up to you. Powerball is a 100% non-impact form of exercise and when used for as little as 3 minutes each day, it will effectively build strength and flexibility in the wrist and significantly lower the chances of incurring a wrist-related injury while snowboarding.
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    Spin Powerball at high speeds before you jump on your snowboard each morning and experience an intense upper-body workout that will effectively warm up your wrists, hands, forearms and shoulders ensuring you are prepared for whatever you may encounter on the slopes that day. (Warming up before you take to the slopes is the best way to prevent wrist injuries).

    Why not bring Powerball along for the ride?

    Thanks to its convenient size, Powerball fits comfortably in your bag and is perfect for quickly warming up your hands and muscles on the chairlift or between freestyle sessions.

    A must-have device for all snowboarders, see for yourself how Powerball will dramatically improve grip power as well as long-term strength, flexibility and endurance, not only in the wrist but also in the hand, fingers, forearm and shoulder.

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    Snowboard Injuries – are you already in the process of recovering from a wrist injury?

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    snowboard injuries blog snowboard mask and helmet Not only is Powerball ideal for building and strengthening muscles to prevent a Foosh injury of the wrist, it is also a highly-effective rehabilitation device.
    Spinning Powerball at slow and gentle speeds for just a few minutes every day instantly soothes and relieves pain in the wrist by increasing blood flow and bringing healing, oxygen-rich nutrients to damaged tendons and muscles.

    When used correctly, this physician-approved product will effectively rehabilitate sore and damaged muscles. These can be snowboarding injuries or other common wrist injuries, such as RSI, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, TFCC tear or a broken or fractured wrist.

    The non-impact inertial resistance created by Powerball gently rehabilitates your wrist as you spin and actively prevents the risk of long-term damage. What’s more, using Powerball on a regular basis reduces overall recovery time meaning you can get back out on the slopes in no time!

    Do your wrists a favour and get yourself a Powerball today!

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    Beauty outside. Beast inside – Diablo Evo, the perfect Powerball for the slopes!

    Housed within a perfectly-polished, stainless-steel chrome shell, Diablo Evo can generate up to 27kg of inertial resistance at spin speeds of over 18,000rpm with absolutely zero vibration. Diablo Evo is 10% smaller than other Powerball models making it the perfect size for conveniently stowing away in your rucksack and what’s more, it includes a protective carry case with a secure zip closure, so there is no need to worry about causing damage to the ball as you cruise down the slope!
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    Prevent Foosh Injury- build wrist strength – improve your game

    But don’t let its reduced size fool you, Powerball Diablo Evo is the ideal fitness tool for an intense, upper-body workout that will have your muscles burning for days afterwards. The powerful exercise device is the perfect complement to any sport, including snowboarding and will train your wrists for dramatically improved strength and flexibility. Spin Powerball Diablo Evo at moderate to fast speeds, for effective strengthening results and significantly lower your chances of acquiring a wrist-injury on the slopes.
    Diablo Evo is also ideal for rehabilitating a previously-sustained wrist injury, such as a broken/fractured wrist or torn muscle or tendon and will effectively soothe pain in the joint, while simultaneously strengthening for a faster recovery.

    Some of Powerball Diablo Evo’s features include:

    • Stainless steel chrome shell
    • Automatic starting mechanism
    • 6-mode LCD speed meter
    • High precision rotor
    • Protective carry case
    • Gold-standard warranty

    Protect yourself while snowboarding – rehabilitate and combat injuries with Powerball Diablo Evo. Buy yours today at www.powerballs.com.

     

    Wrist Rehab made easy with Powerball

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    Broken bone rehab. No problem.

    “Here I am getting ready to take on the ‘Hand’ Jackie Johnson, 13 weeks after I broke my humerus and had a 6in plate with 8 screws put in it. Thanks to the best rehabilitation tool out there, Powerball..! As a Physician’s Assistant, I would recommend Powerball to any of my patients with hand, wrist or arm injuries!”

    Alex Ross, 
    Paris, TN, USA

     

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    If you have a Foosh injury or wish to prevent wrist injuries follow our wrist rehabilitation programme, which can be downloaded below. Our wrist rehabilitation videos have been designed by physicians to promote an even faster recovery or find the right Powerball for you at www.powerballs.com.

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    We talk shooting, singing & Powerball with a future World Champion

    Chris Banfield from Tasmania Australia is currently ranked joint 2nd in the world in WA1500 Pistol Shooting and is hoping to grab the top spot in the world this weekend. As a longtime Powerball user, we asked him if he would be kind enough to answer some questions for us about a sport we did not know a lot about.

    Q.  How did you first get into the sport? What attracted you to it?

    Chris: I got into pistol shooting through my Dad. I started shooting when I was 5 years old and have been shooting for the last 27 years. I have always been competitive so that always drove me to get better.

    Q. Can you tell us a little bit about the technical aspects of Pistol Shooting? Main rules etc.

    Chris: WA1500 is a 150 shot match that takes about 1 hour to shoot. The distance ranges from 50yds to 7yds and I have to shoot in multiple positions like sitting, prone, left hand and right hand. At 50yds, to hit the 10cm ten ring, the sights have to perfect to within 0.1mm, so about the thickness of a hair. So it takes a lot of concentration over a long period of time.
    See below some of the positions that Chris shoots from in his hour-long matches.

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    Q. In essence it is more of an endurance event really then? Is this typical of most shooting sports or is this more of a marathon event in pistol shooting?

    Chris: I would say it’s an endurance race on a tightrope. One mistake or loss of concentration and you are pretty much out of the running to win. I think that’s what I love about the sport, you have so much to remember. There are different distances, time frames, sight settings and shooting sequences. It’s like every sport though, it comes down to your match preparation and training.

    Q. We see you are currently ranked 2nd in the world how is the ranking system based and what does grand master stand for?

    Chris: I’m equal 2nd. 0.4 of a point off first. High master is the highest grading level in the match. Our scores get submitted from sanctioned matches throughout the year. I have a match this weekend so hopefully, if I do well I can get to first. The ranking is an average of the highest 3 scores from your last 4 shoots.

    Q. Congratulations on your success in the World Championships lately, I’m sure there was a lot of hard work behind the scenes, can you tell us a little bit about your sporting career to date?

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    Matt Lockhart and Chris Banfield after their success at the world championships.

    Chris: I put a lot of work in to make the Australian team. Work that was made easy by my friend and fellow shooter Matt. His drive to improve fuelled mine as well. It’s been a long career, too many highlights to name. Number 1 would have to be representing Australia at the world championships in Germany last year. I have won 6 national championships but the one I won last year to make the Australian team was the best. The hard work I had put in and the pressure of trying to make the team just made it so much sweeter.

     

    Video courtesy of Southern Cross News Tasmania

    Q. What are your aspirations and goals for the future within the Sport?

    Chris: My number 1 goal is to win a World Championships. The world champs are only held once every 2 years and next year it is being held in Australia. To win on my home ground would be awesome.

    Q. We would love to get some insight into your training schedule and what getting to the top involves? And how does Powerball fit into your training?

    Chris: Training keeps me pretty busy with reloading and keeping everything in working order. Leading up to a competition I practice with about 400-600 live rounds a week. I try and train my weakest link until it is a strength and then chase the next weak link. It’s a never-ending cycle really. As I’m short of free time, Powerball is really good because I can have it with me at all times. The best thing about the Powerball is that it really works on the wrist and forearm muscles the ones I need the most. It’s small and compact so I can take it away with me when I go away shooting. It’s also fun to use so it makes training easier plus it works all the muscles I need for pistol shooting.

    Q. You spoke earlier about the amount of concentration that the 1-hour entails, is there anything specific you do in terms of improving your concentration or visualization techniques to improve your shooting?

    Chris: It is far too draining to try and concentrate for that long so I try and break it down into short intense bursts. When I’m not shooting, I take my earmuffs off. That is the trigger to relax and lower my concentration. I can talk and have a laugh with fellow competitors but when my earmuffs go back on, it’s game time and the trigger to heighten my concentration. It’s also important not to overthink either, just relax and let your training take over. I have a little trick that helps with nerves or if I’m over thinking. Singing songs in my head helps me to relax and clear out any negative thoughts that may sneak in. It’s a simple and easy method that seems to work for me.

    Q. Do you have any advice for young inspiring athletes, and how might they reach the top?

    Chris: To a new shooter starting out, I would say don’t over complicate things. Pistol shooting is pretty much 80% trigger control 20% sight alignment. Simple practice drills like Dry firing is the best form of training and the cheapest. When training I would advise to always go for quality over quantity you don’t have to shoot thousands of rounds a week. learn to fire 1 precision shot then you can slowly work on getting faster after that.  Most of all have fun. It makes the hard work a lot easier when you’re enjoying yourself

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    All the team at Powerballs.com wish Chris the very best in his quest for the world number one spot and future challenge for gold in the world championships in Australia. For more information on Powerball and how it can help any sportsperson check out some of our products in-store. Our watch our video for our Autostart Titan Pro below.

    Advanced Powerpin Workout 

    If you are looking for an intense gyroscopic workout then following this 9-minute Powerspin routine is what you are looking for. This workout targets your whole upper body including biceps, triceps, shoulders and core. The workout is purely isometric and will leave you seriously pumped when you’re finished. This is ideal for all ages and all fitness levels. The fitter you are the faster you can spin. The faster you spin the more resistance you will feel. For rehabilitation, Powerspin is ideal for all upper arm, tricep/bicep and shoulder injuries. Allowing you to build strength even when you are injured. Powerspin also tones and shapes your upper arms & upper body like no other exercise product on the planet.

    Variable Infinite Resistance

    Powerspin affords infinitely variable isometric resistance slow and gentle for rehabilitation or high-intensity workouts which will leave your muscles burning in under 60 seconds. Easy to use, portable and affordable Powerspin is a mobile gym for your upper body. Just stick it in the bag, carry out the 9-minute workout above or any of our other workouts that come included (We find many people make up their own). Powerspin is also uniquely adept at helping you warm up before strenuous activity especially for people with difficulties with shoulder injuries or anyone concerned about picking up injuries.

    Find out why this product comes so highly recommended. Check out our Powerspin product page here.