Have plantar fasciitis or peroneal tendonitis? The Foot Log Roller may be of help to you. The Foot Log is a therapeutic device designed to relieve stress and tension, as well as ease the pain associated with foot injuries and afflictions like plantar fasciitis. It is about 13 inches long and 2.5 inches wide, surrounded by over 250 rubber massaging fingers to improve circulation and massage along the foot.
Foot Log Roller Review
The manufacturer suggests using the foot log roller for ten minutes daily to relieve pain and muscle tension. For many, it has relieved pain associated with plantar fasciitis in a matter of days and is very relaxing to use. The device also comes with a 62-page user’s manual with helpful tips and suggestions about how to get the most out of the foot log roller from podiatrist Dr. Rehm D.P.M.
The foot log roller is not just for injured feet however, as it is also made to improve circulation and increase agility and strength in foot muscles. It is an easy way to concentrate on these important muscles while training or to relax them after a long run. It can be used while standing or sitting, making it easy to massage sore feet while at a desk doing work or on the couch while watching TV. Many also recommend using it in conjunction with sandals or insoles for added comfort and relief.
Using the foot log roller once a day is an easy habit because users can do other things while using it, so it doesn’t take extra time out of a daily routine. One common complaint is that the log roller is not attached to a central axle or stationary anchor, which makes it easy to slip out from under the foot or roll at at angle. With practice though, it seems that this drawback can be readily overcome–try using it on carpet to prevent sliding. The device also tends to stay in place better when used with both feet while sitting than when used with only one foot at a time.
The Foot Log Roller comes with a 30-day guarantee and lifetime warranty so returns and exchanges are not a problem if it doesn’t work for a particular situation. After one session of use, feet should feel tingly and relaxed, and be a healthy rose color due to increased circulation.