foam rolling

Foam Rolling

Foam Rolling is a practice. It is an art. It is a labor of love and physical health. It addresses inflammation, increases circulation of oxygenated blood and improves flexibility. Inflammation comes from the congestion of white blood cells in a localized area in the body. This can come from heavy lifting, a moderate work out like running, everyday movement, as well as your diet.
This cylinder is just foam, a non-recycleable waste, sometimes offered in different density levels. The higher the density translates into a higher the level of firmness. The foam roller is most effective when you have liberally applied weight onto it. Like love, if you only give a little, it only gives back a little. The first thing everyone should understand is that, like love, foam rolling hurts. And the more it hurts, the more indicative it is of how much you need to use the foam roller on that particular painful space.

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Understanding Inflammation

The body is designed to move. You are one huge muscle, yes you have many, but all of your muscles are encased in connective tissue called Fascia. This connective tissue is an amazing network of receptors and electrifying neurons that helps transform messages from the brain directly into muscle action. ┬áLearn how to remove inflammation […]

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Ankle Pain / Injury/ Limitations

Clicking is not terribly uncommon and it also NOT a sign that you are breaking, but it is something that you should work to locate and mitigate if possible.

Stretch your calf, and shin. These are the muscles that are pulling on the many moving parts that is your ankle.
YES. It is possible to have inflammation without swelling.

What would cause inflammation to build up in an ankle?

An old Injury
Scar tissue
Poor Circulation

Foam roll the entire leg but especially the sides of the underneath of the knee joint and working your way down to the ankle noting all sensitive areas.

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