I love this roller. The 18 inches is a perfect length. The foam is the right density. This is a great tool for anyone in chronic pain.
If you are not familiar with foam rollers, there are a bunch of helpful videos on you tube that can show you how to use them. You can also ask a trainer at your gym to show you how to use them. They are a great way to address muscle tension and pain.
I won’t lie, there is a learning curve to these. When I first started using them I felt like I was just flopping around on the floor, but with practice I was able to figure out what was helpful for me. The biggest benefit to a foam roller is that they are really low risk. It is unlikely that you will have any harm come from trying one of these out.
LuxFit Foam Roller
Ok so my podiatrist appointment was really today. Good thing my husband keeps track of my schedule and realized I thought it was on the wrong day! I got a diagnosis of equinus which was caused by genu recurvatum caused by my EDS. What does that mean? My joints are hypermobile because of EDS. My knee bends back way further then it’s supposed to. That causes me to change my stride so that I mostly walk on the balls of my feet. This leads to muscle tension and plantar fascitis. Both of which are the cause of the pain I’m having. So I get to have foot orthotics. Yay. He wants me to use both arch support and heel lifts. Hopefully that will address the pain. He also wrote a script for a pain medication. I’m hoping that will help. There have been some days that this foot and lower leg pain is crippling. It’s good to have a direction to move in. I love my foot doctor. He is very knowledgeable and compassionate. The fact that he knows about EDS is huge. Few doctors in my area do.
Continue to struggle with leg pain. It has been getting really intense. I think a lot of it stems from my feet. I have the podiatrist appointment on Tuesday so hopefully he will have some suggestions. I don’t expect immediate fixes but having working solutions makes a big difference for my psychology. Knowing I’m doing something about a problem really helps me stay positive and helps me feel like I have some level of control in my life.