I’m sure you’ve seen these items, and maybe you have even used them. If you are you will know why they are sometimes called items of torture.
Yes they can hurt when you use them but they are also great tools to do some self-release on those tight muscles.
These are great to help relieve tension in your feet, calves, quads, glutes, hips and even back, all of which can become tight from running.
Rollers can help to massage large areas while the spikey ball is great to pin point any particularly tight spots.
Most rollers and balls come with some instructions how and where to use them but the Internet is full of great demonstrations and how to videos. If you are seeing a health professional ask them to give you some tips specific to your needs.
You can use these both before and after your run.