Thank you for this, Nicole. I have a great deal of trouble with my IT band. I have fibromyalgia as well as low back issues and I haven't found a great way to release the pain of the IT band besides massage therapy. I am going to go out today and purchase a foam roller. :)
When I began my strength training class in March, I developed discomfort soon after training. My instructor introduced me to this roller and oh my OWE....that really hurt, but was a teller about that band. I don't have the pain like I did. BUT still use the roller once in awhile.
6/17/2014 7:20:41 PM
Does this foam roller work with extremely heavy people? Just asking because I can see that foam roller sinking in the center when I get on it and then it won't roll because I'm too heavy.
I have been running intervals for a year or so now, we are doing a half marathon in two weeks. Two weeks ago I started with pretty bad knee pain in my right knee. I am using the foam roller and hoping this helps. I have been using one before watching the video so am hopeful this is going to help correct this issue.
2/13/2014 9:46:31 PM
Nicole' That was good information. I did not realize there were differences in foam rollers related to the color. That IT band is painful, but the rollar is releasing the tightness. Thanks
I'm going to buy a foam roller today and try this. I've had IT band issues in the past & it's something I'm mindful to stretch as much as possible. Unfortunately, there's not too many stretches I've seen out there (1) for the IT band, so this adds some nice variety for me. Thanks!
1/9/2014 11:41:36 AM
Thanks - got a foam roller for Christmas & I think this will be a good excercise for my lower back pain.
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