today i learned – sun 30th july 2017

have you ever been having a whale of a time when suddenly your neck or back decide to become mad painful? 😣

you know, that sharp pain that makes it impossible to look in certain directions? subsequently making it really easy for lions to creep up on you? yeah, that happened to me today … minus the lions … made for a good fact though 😏

#tdil what knots in muscles actually are 🤙🏻 … turns out that they aren’t actually knots 🙃

so yeah, have you never just wondered what these so called ‘knots’ are that people often say they have in their muscles? are they actually like the mad knots that continually happen in my headphones?!

apparently they aren’t actual knots 😒 which i guess makes sense … but you know, muscles are made of lots of fibres, so it wouldn’t have been ridiculous!

anyway, as i just mentioned, muscles are made up of lots of fibre. these super pliable fibres run in all different directions, all over your body and are the reason you can dab or do the sprinkler 🤦🏻‍♂️

a knot happens when these fibres all start to harden and become stiff – sometimes they even start to stick together – the subsequent hard mess is known as a ‘knot’.

they can be super painful 😕 it’s all due to the muscles becoming contracted and then not un-contracting. sometimes, they can even get the nervous system in on the action to make things even more painful 👍🏻 in this case, the contracted areas of muscle in question become known as ‘trigger points’ … they suck 🙂.

so, that’s what a knot is … but how do you get rid of them or prevent them in the first place?! well, you can prevent knots by keeping hydrated, exercising and taking breaks from chilling at your desk at work 💻

if, even when you do the above, a rogue knot appears 😣 the most effective way to relieve the pain is to get yo’self a massage … failing that, deep heat and gentle stretching are your friends 😍

and there you have it! yet another super interesting fact that might actually help you out one day 😘 #yourewelcome.

with that in mind, my back still properly hurts 😭 so i’m going to go accidentally suffocate myself with deep heat (true story 😳 #useinawellventilatedarea) and get some rest 👍🏻

laters potataz 😎 #tdil


i’ll be honest … this was actually quite an interesting one 😏 pain is apparently a good motivator for fact writing 😂 feel like reading some more? you should totes go ->here<-

(that’s a picture of a knot … because why knot 😂 lol 🙈 anyway, the license for that image is ->here<-)

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