A Closer Look At Chronic Pain
Pain is a warning signal from the body. It is much like the “check engine” light on the dashboard of your car. The check engine light is there to tell you that you have an issue that needs to be resolved. Many people take the warnings of the human body as “non-threatening” and either ignore the warning or try to cover it up with over-the-counter medicine. Unfortunately, this leads to chronic pain more times than not. Once pain is experienced, you should stop what you are doing and determine the source.
Where Is The Pain?
Why Should I Roll?
Foam rolling keeps fascia healthy by circulating fresh, oxygenated blood through soft tissue for better movement and recovery.
The act of foam rolling involves using body weight pressure across a cylindrical object in an effort to change the tissues.
Foam rolling can be used to induce a variety of changes in the tissue, depending on the application of use. One method is to simply use body weight to apply compression forces into a particular area.
When compression is applied, blood meant for particular tissues will first be obstructed, and when the pressure is removed, nutrient rich blood will rush to the area to begin the healing process. By decreasing pain and increasing the quality of the muscle, there will be more range of motion at each joint, which will lead to more efficient movement.