Like a professional massage, foam rolling uses deep compression to roll out muscle spasms that develop during a workout. The compression overstimulates the nerves, signaling the muscle spasm to shut off. This allows the muscles to relax and loosen, gets the blood and lymphatic system flowing, and helps restore muscles.
Here are some questions you should always ask yourself:
- When should you go to a doctor or when should you treat the injury yourself?
- Should I heat or ice the sports injury?
- When should you play with a sports injury?