The Foot Roller is a product that we have been dispensing in our Houston podiatry practice since the product was available. In fact EVERYONE who comes to the office with foot pain leaves with one! The Foot Roller is used to stretch the plantar fascia, which is a long ligament that travels through the arch toward the toes. When the ligament inflames, known as plantar fasciitis, there is pain in the heel and arch that results.
You can freeze or chill the Foot Roller to have a double effect: stretching and icing. This way you can stretch the plantar fascia and benefit from the anti-inflammatory effect of the cold as well. The foot roller works great for tired feet at the end of a long day.
Take a look at the segment from The Doctors: