Look at you, with your body all knotted and abused. Why the hell did you do that to yourself? Well, let Momma Giz kiss it and make it feel better. Or, rather, here's some gear to make yourself feel better.
You know that knot on your back that you just can't quite reach? Or maybe your partner has wimpy little kitten-hands and can't give you the pressure you need. The Body Back Buddy is the answer to your aching prayers. It's cheap, it's strong, and you can finally rub one out all by yourself. A knot, I mean. Rub a knot out. $30 (Amazon)
You've heard of the RICE regimen, right? That's Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. Well, the Game Ready Accelerated Recovery System takes care of two of the four. You wear special wraps around your injury and a computer controlled unit pumps ice-cold water through them, to keep it at a safe, steady, and even temperature for an extended time. At the same time, you can program it to pump some air in there to give you a little compression therapy.
Part sled, part medieval torture-device, part exercise equipment. Pilates isn't a fad. If you do it right (classes with a good instructor are recommended) it's one of the best ways to build yourself up again after an injury. It's also great for future injury-proofing. The Reformer is kind of the king of Pilates artillery, allowing you to perform a number of strengthening and stretching exercises while moving your own weight to and fro. $400-$4,000 depending on features, quality, and where you buy.
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I have a love/hate relationship with Thera-Bands. I hate them because it's the most monotonous kind of exercise I can imagine and it makes me want to carve out my own brain with a tiny shovel. I love them because they fixed my knees, and my shoulders, and my elbow, all after serious injuries. With proper instruction these glorified rubberbands may just be the best thing for you on the list. Just do it while you're watching TV or something, so you don't accidentally fall asleep mid-rehab. About $5/ea on Amazon