If you've got runner's knee, sciatica, low back pain, plantar fasciitis, fybromyalgia, or any other excruciating condition, FOAM ROLLING is an incredible tool that can help reduce pain and return your body back to normal. It's so much cheaper than PT or a chiropractor, also.
Watch this video with fitness expert Lauren Williams to learn how to get a deep IT band stretch using a foam roller. This move targets your upper hips and IT band, which, when tight, can aggravate knees. | Health.com
Longer days plus warmer weather equals longer runs, especially if you're training for an endurance race. While you can often feel that your muscles have taken a beating, the IT band, the fascia that lines the outside of your quad, takes a beating too.
This is one the most painful and rewarding practices I do. So much tension gets locked up where our IT band hooks into our gluts. After loosening your tissue up you can even upgrade to a lacrosse ball.. Another modification is to place the foot of the leg you are massaging over the opposite knee to stretch the area while you treat it.