What is Foam Roller?

Category: Equipment

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Foam rollers are commonly used for balance training, self-myofascial release, self massage and stretching.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Knots in muscles 4 1
Muscle and joint pain 4 1
Muscle tension 3 0
Myofascial pain syndrome 2 2
Achilles tendonitis 1 1
Chronic idiopathic back pain 1 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
1
None
4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Foam Roller

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Foam Roller

Dosage Patients
1 daily 1
15 min daily 1
30 min daily 1
15minutes as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Foam Roller

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 1
See 1 patient who's stopped using Foam Roller

Duration

Currently using Foam Roller

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
5 - 10 years 3

Stopped using Foam Roller

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 2
Last updated:
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