Is there a purpose for foam rolling? What exactly does it do? Could it benefit me? Does it help with soreness? Does it hurt? All these questions over foam rolling are asked quite often believe it or not. Lets start off by explaining what foam rolling is. Foam rolling is a form of self myofascial release that is used to improve physical performance. If the Top Sugar Land Chiropractors chiropractor would ask his or her patients ìDo you do any exercise on your own time?î Many of them will say ìI have stairs in my house so to get to my room or kitchen I have to go up and down the stairsî or they will say ìI walk a lot at workî. But that is not really exercising.

Only because you are not building up anything to help you avoid getting injured. It would be good if you do an exercise or exercises that is different or the opposite of what you do all day. What do I mean by different or opposite? What I mean is if you sit all day at work and if you go to the gym getting on a biking would not be the best choice. Since you sit all day, you want to find something to do standing like stairs for example. So, once you start Top Sugar Land Chiropractors working out more especially the first two weeks or first week only, you will be sore. It may be pain you have never felt but if you are sore you want to continue and stretch that muscle out.

The reason I say continue to workout the next day is because then you wonít go to the gym for a few days or week or however long it takes for the soreness to go away. When you do this, you will just end up in a cycle on going to go workout Top Sugar Land Chiropractors and stopping for days then go again when you feel better then stop again because you are sore. It will take longer for your muscles to get use to you working out. I do not know if it works on everyone, but I know it does on my when after I work out and I am sore I will stretch, and it does feel like I am even more sore Top Sugar Land Chiropractors the next morning.

Which I understand the feeling you are too sore that it even hurts to move but I still force myself to go to the gym. Only because when I stretch again it loosens the muscles and then after my workout and stretch after I usually feel better, and I will be good the next morning to go workout.

Sometimes I wonít even be Top Sugar Land Chiropractors sore anymore but there are times where the soreness is not as bad as it was when I first was sore. When you are sore stretching is the way to go! Trust me I learned my lesson on not stretching before or after a workout because I just thought I was Supergirl. Which is why it is important to stretch and the reason why I am talking about foam rolling. So, our muscles are coated with fascia. Call 281 344 2034 or go to

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What is fascia? Fascia is connective tissue that holds and stabilizes the portion of our muscles. Fascia actually allows our muscles to be able to connect to our tendons, ligaments and bones. Fascinating right! This is how we are able to do things like picking up our children if you are a parent and squatting if you do does at home or at the gym. Which is why foam rolling will definitely help you a lot. I have tried it before and I would not lie to you, but it was weird and painful at first.

It is normal for it to be painful because one you are sore and once you are sore you act like the world is ending. The more you use it the more you will learn you can use it on different parts of your body and actually helps.

It will become less painful, and you will also learn there are times you will have to apply pressure and the parts you use to think were painful Top Sugar Land Chiropractors when foam rolling is not painful after all. Not sure if you have ever heard of having a knot in the back muscles? Well, this knot it can pop for any reason. The knot just gets in the way of your muscles. How does it get in the way of my muscles? It gets in the way of your muscles because what your muscles do, they need to perform smoothly. So, that wonít happen it will help to get rid of the knot. The proper name for this knot is myofascial adhesions.

So, massaging the adhesion helps get rid of it but also using the foam roller will help you just have to do it often. Here at Top Sugar Land Chiropractors Restoration Health, we have one, but it is not just a flat one it has a grid or bump look. This one does apply more pressure toward you when you apply more pressure. It is also because it goes into different places Top Sugar Land Chiropractors if you are doing it on your back. Unlike the flat one it is not clawing into you. But do not think clawing in a bad way think of it in a way to benefit your back because the pain does not only come from the outer layer, I guess I can say for it to make sense.

You can call our office number which is 281 344 2034 or go to and ask about our foam roller if you are interested in it. You can call any time between 9:30 AM and 5:30 PM which are our office hours. The days we are open are Monday through Friday so yes, no weekends. If you are having any kind of back pain definitely try a foam roller or come to your nearby chiropractors office.