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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Achilles Tendon/Plantar Fascia Injuries: Role of Calf Tightness




Calf Tightness is an often missed as the cause of achilles or plantar fascial injuries. This short video demonstrates one of the techniques used in breaking down tightness in the calf that can cause achilles tightness. Self massage with ethaform roller, rolling pins (yes used for cooking), or other devices like the Stick should be implemented if you note that the sore side is also tighter when stretching the achilles tendon.

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1 comment:

  1. I haven't really had that kind of injury but as far as I know, it's really hard to have one. It's great to know the role of calf tightness.

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Thank you very much for leaving a comment. Due to my time restraints, some comments may not be answered.I will answer questions that I feel will help the community as a whole.. I can only answer medical questions in a general form. No specific answers can be given. Please consult a podiatrist, therapist, orthopedist, or sports medicine physician in your area for specific questions.