Foam Rollers

For ITB not hair

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26/10/2005 at 15:06
Do the foam rollers work on ITB injurys had 2 massages in the last week but cant afford to keep paying out.
Can anyone tell me where i can buy a roller from.
I have a vision of rollers flattening after a few goes our are they pretty solid foam and keep there shape
26/10/2005 at 20:03
26/10/2005 at 20:04
hmmm - would one of those paint rollers work?
26/10/2005 at 20:55
or this
26/10/2005 at 21:17
They are solid foam - they won't squish out of shape
14/05/2010 at 19:49, thats where I got mine, but check the sizing because mine is about 4 feet long!!
15/05/2010 at 10:04
cheap insulating foam from a DIY store works well for ITB stretches!
28/05/2010 at 01:51
Foam rollers are awesome!!! I had IT band problems but once I started using a foam roller it actually made a huge difference. And they dont wear out, they stay the way they are for ever!
28/05/2010 at 21:27
So these actually work? And how do you use them? I have a IT band problem in my hip and it does my head in.
Edited: 28/05/2010 at 21:29
28/05/2010 at 23:47
I found a 1.25 Litre plastic soft drink bottle filled with water a good substitute until you track down a proper roller. If you're soft and want a less rigid roller you just leave a little air space inside the bottle.
29/05/2010 at 10:38
Where do I get these?  And is their a worksheet for them?
29/05/2010 at 17:53
If you go to a gym ask any of the personal trainers, but if not try lying on your side and slowly rolling down the roller, stopping for a few seconds on any area which particularly sore, you can use it before and after running, and it can be used on calfs and quads as well.
29/05/2010 at 18:02
Thanks Spikey.  Been looking at them on the net.  So do I need to buy a full roller as I have seen half ones.
29/05/2010 at 19:41
On YouTube you can check out videos on how you are supposed to use the rollers, just search for ITB & foam rollers.
30/05/2010 at 17:46
Spen 71, probably a half size will be OK, I just didn't check the measurements!! The one at my gym is much smaller.
08/06/2011 at 11:47

Used mine for (itbs lateral knee pain)  the first time yesterday ...... excruciating!

Does anyone know if they can be used daily or if I should leave a day or two between the suffering?

Cheers ... Simon.

08/06/2011 at 19:07

I've been using it daily at the gym, I believe that if there is no pain, there isnt a problem. There are several clips on youtube.


08/06/2011 at 19:56

there is pain - plenty of it, hence the caution

there seems to be conflicting comments online as to suffer daily or every 2-3 days
08/06/2011 at 21:39

My physio said it's ok to use them every day, and she also told me to make sure to use it after a run. I use it daily and it hurts like a mofo, but it really, really works.

I think my downstairs neighbour must think I'm having lots of exciting sex because of the daily sounds of me rolling around the living room floor groaning and squealing and swearing...

08/06/2011 at 22:33
I can't run though - seeing a physio tomorrow see if she has any advice.
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