A foam roller is excellent for recovering from calf strains, especially if you do not have access to regular massage. Here we demonstrate how to use a foam roller when recovering from a torn calf muscle.
The roller can be used on your own, or even better with the aid of a partner to gently roll it up and down your leg.
The applied resistance effectively massages the body to release muscular tension and tightness. By using your own body weight to apply pressure where needed, a foam roller benefits you by effectively and efficiently targeting muscle discomfort, adhesions, and tension, which aids muscle recovery after exercise.