Back before I was in my car accident, I would hear other runners talking about their IT band pain, but I really wasn’t sure what part of the body that meant. As I continue to recover from the injuries I sustained in my car accident, I find parts of my body feeling aches and pains that I didn’t even know existed, and I’ve even learned what IT band pain is for myself – unfortunately.
At one point, my thigh hurt so bad I could barely stand it and once we realized it was the IT band, we knew what needed to be done. For any of you unfamiliar with the IT band, it is the iliotibial band, which is a band of fibrous tissue that runs down the outside of the thigh. The band works with the quadriceps (thigh muscles) to provide stability to the outside of the knee joint during movement. The best way to make this band feel better is to do exercises specifically designated to stretch that band. Another way to help the IT band heal is to use a massage stick. I have a really nice massage stick at home, but it is about 2-1/2 feet long and not easy to tote around to and from work.
When I saw the Styles II Fitness Massage Body Stick Roller being offered to review in exchange for my review, I signed up to receive it hoping that I could take it to work and use it during the day. I was happy when it arrived, because as I had hoped, it was a little over a foot and a half long, so I could carry it in my tote bag for work. I have used it nearly every day at work. I actually keep it right on my desk and use it whenever I’ve been sitting too long and feel stiff, or if I’ve pushed myself running or working out the night before or earlier that morning.
This Styles II Fitness Massage Body Stick Roller works very well. It stretches muscles and ligaments, breaks down soft tissue adhesion and soothes tight fascia. Increases blood flow and circulation into the soft tissues. The Styles II Fitness Massage Stick Roller provides immediate relief from soreness, cramps, knots and more and makes for a very good self-massage. The Styles II Fitness Massage Stick Roller is convenient because its travel size that fits easily into a travel/ training bag so you will have accessibility to recovery anywhere, anytime.
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