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Is foam rolling effective for muscle pain and flexibility? The science isn't so sure

By Ken Nosaka, Professor of Exercise and Sports Science, Edith Cowan University
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Many physically active people get muscle pain after exercise, known as “delayed onset muscle soreness” or DOMS.

Foam rolling has emerged as a popular means of alleviating delayed onset muscle soreness and stiff muscles.

You’re likely to find foam rollers in any gym, or you may have one yourself, and many people swear by using them before and after exercise.

But what does the science say? Is foam rolling actually effective in reducing delayed…The Conversation


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