Roll away muscle pain

Foam rollers are easy-to-use fitness tools that can soothe pain, quicken recovery from exercise, and reduce injury.

Published: December, 2017

As you age, occasional muscle soreness can become part of daily life, but if those aches and pains slow you down, you may find relief from a foam roller — a small, lightweight cylinder of compressed foam.

"A foam rolling routine is a simple way to keep your muscles loose and healthy, so you can stay more mobile and active," says physical therapist Erin Krey, clinical specialist with Harvard-affiliated Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

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