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Sore legs? Tight back? Using a foam roller may offer some instant and even long-term relief.
The most common foam rollers are cylinders made of firm, compressed foam. They are usually 6 inches in diameter and range from 12 to 36 inches long. Rollers come in varying levels of firmness, color-coded to reflect whether they are soft (white), medium (red, blue, or green), or hard (black).
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About the Author
Matthew Solan, Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch
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Howard E. LeWine, MD, Chief Medical Editor, Harvard Health Publishing
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