The Runner's Toolbox

These items are great tools for keeping your running pain and injury-free.

 
The Strassburg Sock

The Strassburg Sock is a simple yet highly effective product for the treatment of plantar fasciitis heel pain.  When worn overnight or during periods of rest, the sock will provide a complete controlled stretch of the plantar fascia in a flexed position.  Wearing the sock overnight will help eliminate those first few painful steps when you get out of bed.  The Strassburg Sock also provides relief from Achilles tendonitis and chronically tight calf muscles.

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Superfeet & Sole Footbeds
Premium insoles cradle your heel's fat pad for better natural shock absorption.  They also help to stabilize your subtalar joint (at the back of your arch) for a more efficient and supported medial arch.  The insoles marry the shape of your foot to the shape of the shoe, providing a better fit and a more comfortable run or walk.  There are four options of Superfeet insoles to fit into your running or walking shoes, as well as options for dress shoes (flats and heels).  One pair of insoles typically lasts for two pairs of shoes, and they can be worn in many other types of shoes like ski/snowboard boots, skateboarding shoes, and casual athletic shoes.

The Footwheel
The Foot Wheel provides the many documented benefits of trigger point therapy and myofascial release.  Its purpose is to stretch and relax the plantar fascia (bottom of the foot) and extinguish myofascial trigger points.  While standing on carpet or a heavy towel, place your foot on the Foot Wheel and roll your arch back and forth, using your body weight to apply gentle pressure as needed.

The Stick
The Stick is like a toothbrush for your muscles.  Use it daily to roll out knots all over your body, espcially the quadriceps, hamstrings, calves and shin muscles.  "Massage" your muscles with The Stick to stimulate blood flow and increase flexibility.

The Grid Roller from Trigger Point

Whether you are looking to massage your lats, quads, lower back, or any other large muscle group the Grid will offer stiff massage to soft tissue.  By using your body weight to accentuate the stretch,  Grid roller gives a deeper massage to specific problem areas.  Compared to traditional foam rollers the Grid has a  hard plastic core to keep it from compressing and breaking down over time.  It also uses a dense EVA foam covering to mimic the feel and pressure of the human hand, replicating a traditional massage.

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The Cold Roller from Trigger Point

Using Trigger Point Therapyʼs Cold Roller, you can use cold therapy to help the muscles and tendons recover faster after each workout.  The Cold Roller is a vehicle to help get your muscles to a lower temperature quickly, like an ice bath. The pressure used should be lighter than when foam rolling or using the Footballer.

Best Practice: Keep the Cold Roller in the Freezer, and use it once daily after a workoutor at the end of the day, before bed

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