Foam Rollers, such as our BackBaller, were once used by only professional athletes to treat joint and muscle pain but foam rollers are now used by people at all levels of ability and fitness. How does a foam roller work? Basically using a foam roller is like having a deep tissue massage. It breaks down and releases muscle tightness, knots and trigger points within your muscles, often referred to as myofascial release. This assists in muscle recovery and helping to promote strong, healthy elastic qualities in your muscles. Releasing these restricting factors in your muscle can help with pain reduction, improved range of movement, overall muscle function and a more effective muscle is a muscle that has a reduced risk of injury.