Running has many benefits, but can also cause muscle related injuries. In 2016-2017, many runners are buying a foam rollers as a means of myofascial release. It is basically freeing up the tissues around the muscles which allows for a better movement.
I will share what I believe to be the best foam rollers for runners (more in dept review you can find here: https://www.wellnessgeeky.com/best-foam-roller-for-runners/)
I’ve been a fan of using foam rollers for quite some time now, even tho they are a relatively new exercise and massage device in terms of how long people have been exercising. Foam rollers are great for runners because they can be used both before and after a running a marathon.