A torture device? Perhaps. The greatest invention on the planet? ABSOLUTELY. My foam roller and I have a love-hate relationship but overall, it’s quite helpful. I use a basic high-density foam roller that I purchased from Dick’s Sporting Goods. It works just fine. Tonight when I get home I plan to use it on my calves and my IT bands. I woke up in the middle of the night with a horrible cramp in my left calf so it’s a little tight today.
I found this infographic on foam-rolling and thought I’d share. If you’ve never tried a foam roller before, I would definitely suggest it.