Release the IT Band on Foam Roller
A memory of a client when I had directed them on how to do this exercise. They had tried it at home between their massages and told me “it hurts!” I answered “perfect that means you’re doing it right”. Rolling the Iliotibial Band or IT Band is uncomfortable and even painful but it is the best thing to do to keep the IT Bands relaxed and healthy. It is ideal to do if you have any knee or hip pain.
I love to roll them before and after my workouts as I am prone to knee pain and the foam roller helps to keep me in good shape for running especially. But when the foam roller just won’t do the trick to release the stubborn IT band it’s time for a massage!