We've pulled together a great range of foam rollers to support your recovery and help in the avoidance of future injuries. Foam rollers are an under-rated part of a runner's arsenal, providing all the benefits of an intense massage without the cost associated with using a sports massage therapist and at a time that suits you.
As well as a way of helping injured muscles to heal, a foam roller can also form an important part of your warm-up and cool-down routine. One reason is that use of a foam roller improves circulation, priming the body for the activity that's about to take place. Rolling with one of these products also prepares muscles for stretching, by breaking down knots that can restrict your range of motion.
Below you'll find the best, most competitively priced, foam rollers. At the bottom of this page, you'll also see our quick-start guide to using a foam roller.
You'll find some great running products in the Foam rollers category at RUNNINGINJURY. Take a look at these brands: 66fit, Able2, Active life, Body logic supplies, Confidence, Escape fitness, Fitness mad, Fitness nation, Fitness-mad, Fitnessmad, Force fitness, Gaiam, Go-fit, Grenade, Grid. Please drop us a line if you can't find the product you're after.
To help you make the most of foam rolling, here's our 10-step guide to using a foam roller:
1. Place your weight on the foam roller.
2. Repeatedly roll backwards and forwards down the length of the chosen muscle using short movements.
3. Additionally, you can use the roller to locate a painful area or trigger point.
4. Repeatedly roll backwards and forwards, spending extra time over this area.
5. Breathe normally throughout and allow the muscle to relax.
6. Avoid rolling over torn muscles or bony areas.
7. Continue rolling for roughly a minute at a time, before repeating as necessary.
8. Repeat on the other side of the body.
9. Finally, stretch the areas where you've used the foam roller.
Remember, this is a great tool for not only your rehabilitation from injury, but also as part of your warming-up and cooling-down routine to help avoid injuries occurring in the first place.