As a runner keeping the soreness at bay and the pain away is very important. Rolling myself out with a stick and using compression socks and sleeves are some of the ways I help achieve this. I was given the opportunity to review some products for Medi-Dyne. If you haven’t heard of them, give them a look. They make amazing products for runners including knee and ankle support, compression sleeves, rollers, elbow and wrist support, heel cups, and much much more. Here is the Medi-Dyne website: http://www.medi-dyne.com/
The Range Roller is the name of their roller stick. The Range Roller comes in 3 different sizes. The Range Roller Pro which is 16″, Range Roller Original 19″, and the XL which is 25″. They are great! I have the 19″ and it is smaller and less awkward than other sticks I have used. The size is perfect for me to really apply some pressure and hit key areas. I also love that they come in an assortment of colors. Mine is pink. I’m a sucker for anything pink and if I have an option of colors that is always way more fun right?
The other great product that I tried was the Cho-Pat Shin Splint Compression sleeves. I have always worn compression socks or sleeves after long runs, but these are amazing! They have velcro at top and bottom to help them stay in play so they don’t shift around. It helped greatly with the discomfort. They also sell traditional compression sleeves. For those that are new to running or have never tried compression the idea is that compression sleeves provide gentle compression while also supporting lower leg muscles and soft tissue and stimulate circulation. They also help maintain warmth which controls fluid build-up. This helps recovery, soreness, and pain. I wore them after my runs longer than 8 miles and I felt great. I wasn’t nearly as sore and I’ve been dealing with shin splints for a while. I am very glad I found these!
Medi-Dyne has so many amazing products. Here is their website shop: http://www.medi-dyne.com/estore/
Do you roll or use a stick? Have you tried compression socks or sleeves? What are some of your other tricks?
I was generously given the products in this post for free, but all opinions are my own.