Let’s Roll Away The Pain
Foam rolling…it hurts so good!
Tight quadriceps and ankles can result in pulling the knee cap out of alignment causing cartilage damage and a pain cycle response. Combining proper foam rolling and the steps developed in the Knee Pain Recipe will help correct misalignment and release tension on the joint, and ultimately improve movement.
What is foam rolling? Essentially, foam rolling is a form of self-myofascial release (SMR), or self-massage, that gets rid of adhesion’s in your muscles and connective tissue. … Foam rolling also increases blood flow to your muscles and creates better mobility, helping with recovery and improving performance.
1. Corrects Muscle Imbalances
SMR helps our muscles relax and at the same time provides optimal length-tension relationship, which helps avoid muscle restrictions when we perform an exercise, so it will give a positive feedback to our CNS.
2. Improves Joint Range of Motion
SMR can basically break the knots (which restrict our range of motion) in our muscles, which can help us use our full range of motion.
3. Relieves Muscle Soreness and Joint Stress
SMR speeds up recovery because of better blood circulation in the body.
4. Improves Neuromuscular Efficiency
SMR is good for blood circulation hence; it also provides better oxygenation in our muscles.
5. Relaxes our Muscles
Foam rolling helps our muscles relax by activation of sensory receptors connecting our muscle fibers to our tendons.
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