Having used this foam roller for about a month now after Shad sent it to me, I have to say it's the best thing I've found for plantar fasciitis relief. I got back into serious running in late May after some time off, but I soon developed dreaded plantar fasciitis on my left foot. After taking three weeks off, I then began to use every technique I could find for plantar fasciitis relief short of an injection or operation. I used stretching, night bracing, foot compression (including during a run), specialized heel cups specifically for fasciitis relief (very helpful while walking around the house--as are arch supports), Kinesio tape, and a decent arch support during running. I also used various foot exercises and massage techniques. In addition to manual massage, I used a frozen water bottle (early on), a rolling pin, a massage stick, a golf ball, a tennis ball, a lacrosse ball, and a spiky red ball.
None of these techniques, however, provided the relief of Live Infinitely's foam roller. I first tried the roller after a run, when the fasciitis came on and was at its most painful. Skipping my usual post-run calf and plantar stretches, I went straight to the foam roller, rolling my foot over the knurls near the center first, then on the side portion. On the side portion, I could feel the edges of the deep gaps working my foot, and it felt totally awesome--I'm talking relief.
In short I came to the foam roller with a high degree of plantar fasciitis pain but came away with the pain mitigated to the point of it not being a factor until after my next run.
For comparison I attempted a plantar roll with my Trigger Point GRID foam roller, but it was no comparison. Although I still use the GRID for my other muscle groups, it was much too soft for plantar fasciitis purposes. Live Infinitely's roller really hit the sweet spot.
Now here it is a month later, and my plantar fasciitis is a thing of the past. I no longer need arch supports, even with my minimal-support racing flats, and the only time I use my Live Infinitely roller is to PREVENT plantar fasciitis from returning. I'm not necessarily suggesting a cause-and-effect correlation here because my plantar fasciitis was already on the wane upon receiving Live Infinitely's foam roller. But I would not be surprised if the roller had something to do with hastening my complete recovery, and what I can say for sure is that it never failed to provide immediate and virtually complete relief after a brief rolling session.
I'm most grateful for this product.