According to the Institute of Medicine of The National Academies, nearly 100 million Americans live with chronic pain. And according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), many U.S. adults report pain in multiple parts of the body — and nearly 20 percent struggle with knee pain.
One thing that can help: myofascial release, a technique that involves applying gentle, sustained pressure into the body’s connective tissue to eliminate pain and restore motion. One way to do this is with a foam roller. Pressure from the foam roller can release tension trigger points and knots.
Here are three foam roller exercises that focus on all of the major muscles surrounding the knee, which can help to alleviate pain: Read Full Article….
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By: Karen Nuccio