OPTP Axis Black Roller
Use for: Self-myofascial release, stretching
Dr. Sankoff says: In terms of preventing injury, the foam roller can be quite effective. It is particularly useful for stretching things that are hard to stretch otherwise, such as the IT band.
Fix yourself: Place the roller on the ground and lay the side of your thigh against the foam. Roll back and forth, allowing it to massage into your leg. Stop and hold for a moment in the most tender places, as those are likely spots of adhesion in the soft tissue. (Yes, it’s supposed to hurt that badly.)