Do massage sticks rollers work?

Are massage rollers worth it?

While there are many benefits to rolling out your muscles prior to or following a workout, studies have also shown that foam rolling can be used without affecting muscle performance and strength and may just be used as a cheaper method of soft tissue massage.

Why does the foam roller hurt so much?

You may find it painful to foam roll at first if your muscles are tight. To adjust pressure, reduce the amount of body weight you’re putting onto the roller. For example, if you’re rolling out your calf, use your arms to help support your body and take some of your body weight off of the roller.

Why is foam rolling bad?

“It’s just really bad information,” Boyle says. “In fact, the idea of hitting a nerve or damaging tissue is alarmist. I’ve never seen either occur. … If you do it right and you do it often, foam rolling decreases muscle stiffness, and breaks up adhesions and scar tissues that stop your muscles from functioning properly.

Is it safe to foam roll every day?

Never roll over bony prominences – bones can be mistaken for adhesions but repeated rolling could result in inflammation of the periosteum. Avoid rolling over joints – rolling joints can cause inflammation of the tendons and ligaments around the articulation. Also, avoid hyperextension of unsupported joints.

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