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5 Foam Rolling Mistakes to Avoid

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  • Foam rollers can be used to mimic myofascial release treatments, which help reduce muscle immobility and pain
  • Common mistakes include rolling directly on the painful area, rolling too fast, rolling for too long, using bad posture, and using the roller on your lower back

By Dr. Mercola

Foam rollers are inexpensive, easy to use and take up little space, so it's no wonder they're now popular in health clubs, physical therapists' offices, and home gyms. What's more, they're incredibly effective for working out "knots" or trigger points in your muscles.


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