Thursday, February 18, 2016

A Late Discovery

This roller was $19 on Amazon.
Until I underwent physical therapy for my injured leg, I hadn't given foam rollers a second thought. How could something so simple and cheap have any benefit?

The therapist told me to lie flat on the ground and place the roller under the injured area. I rolled the leg on top of the hard foam, and it hurt---much like a deep-tissue massage hurts. I stopped after 30 seconds, and the leg tingled.

The foam roller was a revelation. Not only do I use it for the leg, but it also helps with balance exercises and relieves lower back pain. Just thinking about this late-in-life discovery gives me a thrill up my leg.

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