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Address Body Pain With a Foam Roller

By Sara Butler

A foam roller used both before and after a workout can make a big difference in how you feel. It can also help to address any issues you've been having with pain in specific parts of your body. Even if you don't work out, a foam roller is a great tool to help alleviate muscle tension that you experience and ease the pain. Here are a few common aches and pains you can tackle with a foam roller.

Upper Back Pain

If you spend quite a while in front of your computer each day, then you may experience pain or stiffness in the muscles in your neck and shoulders. You can address problems you may be having with upper back pain with the help of a foam roller. Simply focus on those muscle groups both before and after to help.

Low Back Pain

Lots of people have low back pain and most of the time it's not serious, but it sure can be annoying! If you'd like to do something about your lower back pain, then get a foam roller. It's an effective way to reduce the discomfort you might feel from sitting in a chair all day or pain you may experience when you get up in the morning.

Neck Pain

If you wake up and find you've slept in a poor position all night or you've been driving all night, then you may want to get a foam roller to help you work out the kinks in your neck muscles. Using a foam roller each night on your neck can help to reduce muscle tension and take the pain away.

Heel Pain

If you do a lot of walking each day, wear high heels often, or work in a job that has you on your feet, then your heels can really smart by the end of the day. You can work out the heel pain you're experiencing with a foam roller. It helps to loosen up the muscles in your feet and heels to help reduce the discomfort you're feeling.

Knee Pain

Too much exercise, wearing the wrong shoes, or being on your feet all day can cause problems with your knees. This discomfort can be addressed pretty easily with the help of a foam roller! Just roll out the muscles around the joint to see if you can find some relief.

A foam roller is a great weapon to have in your arsenal as a natural way to fight pain. If you need more guidance in how to use it, then talk to a chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic today!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in South Jordan, Utah.

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