Rolling pins?

20 messages
10/10/2007 at 10:19
OK. So on a club run last night i mentioned to somebody that I thought i had the beginnings of shin splints. He recommended seeing a physio in the first instance. then also suggested that i could use a rolling pin to massage my calves as a lot of shin issues were related to calf problems. Well i tried it last anyway but is he mad?
Nam
10/10/2007 at 12:57

Rolling pin??  PMSL...

I think he means this...

The Stick

M...eldy    pirate
10/10/2007 at 18:36
Nam - no reason why a rollin pin shoouldnt work as well?
Nam
10/10/2007 at 19:21
mmm.... possibly... the separate spindles on the stick make it easier to direct and target certain bits and angles?  Not sure dough roller would be quite the same but I might try it out on TT's hamstrings.... 
M...eldy    pirate
10/10/2007 at 19:23

Good for ITB as well

not as directional but same logic

and if it doesnt work you can beat him with it,  tell him I said so.

Nam
10/10/2007 at 19:23
Welsh Alex lend me his when I was injured and oh my word did it make a difference!!  A lot of the Welshies got theirs at the FLM expo.  I ordered one from the US (which was still cheaper than than the only UK distributor) and I wouldn't want to be without it now.
Nam
10/10/2007 at 19:25
LOL...    Yes I'm sure I can think of something that deserves a beating!!  But he'll probably enjoy it!
10/10/2007 at 20:02

surely the seperate spindles have gaps which would rip all your leg hair out Nam?

Nam
10/10/2007 at 20:05

LEG HAIR?

You think I'm the missing link in disguise or summit?? 

Nam
10/10/2007 at 20:07
10/10/2007 at 21:23

I might try it out on TT's hamstrings.... 

You come near me with a rolling pin and I will...................

Nam
10/10/2007 at 21:54
Come here then if you think you're hard enough!
Do2    pirate
10/10/2007 at 22:02
TT and Nam have left the building everyone...
10/10/2007 at 22:05
My husband is always rolling around on a rolling pin. Rolls his back and his hips - works for him!
11/10/2007 at 17:54

Cheers guys and gals. Lots of useful advice. i gave it a go and felt much better the next day so maybe there's something in it?

12/10/2007 at 12:48

The Stick and other rollers whether foam or a rolling pin will do the trick as they replicate a massage technique. I'm using a foam one for my ITBS.

A jolly bright orange colour, my roller looks like an innocuous toy that wouldn't be out of place in a kiddies' soft play area. This belies it's real purpose because it unleashes evil on my poor iliotibial band and has me practically weeping on the floor

12/10/2007 at 12:49
it's = its
12/10/2007 at 12:59
Where do you get the foam rollers?
12/10/2007 at 13:11

I got mine from work but Here has them.

And Here

Try ebay too.

12/10/2007 at 13:33
Cheers, thanks.

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