Originally Posted by IainK
TBH I found foam rolling the IT band did F all for me too.
However a hockey ball in the hips and glutes def eases any back stiffness and opens up my hips.
Its a tool.
There may very well be contraindications to foam rolling in some situations. Same as anything in life. No idea what and in whom they'd be mind you?
I get a lot of relief from using a hockey ball as well. Hips, glutes or glute/ham tie-in.