Medicupping is a treatment technique that your therapist might include in your plan of care. It utilizes glass cups which are attached to suction. The suction allows your therapist to treat adhesions that might be found in your tissue. These adhesions have the potential to slow down your healing progress. This technique gently breaks up these adhesions, allowing for improved tissue mobility as well as the re-absorption of any swelling that might be present. Once this layer of swelling has been removed, your therapist will be able to more effectively assess your situation and make the necessary changes to improve your pain.
Watch an example of a medicupping session on a patient who has residual adhesions from a compression injury to the outer leg: