Do you suffer from knee, heel, achilles, calf pain?
A common contributing cause is tight calves, and that’s why it is so important to stretch them regularly to prevent future foot and leg issues. Achilles tendinitis, shin splints, knee pain, plantar fasciitis to name a few can all originate from tight calf muscles.
Calf tightness can lead to pain, imbalance and inefficiencies in other parts of your body. With prolonged sitting at work or with inactive lifestyles, you aren’t moving your knee and ankle joints. When there isn’t an adequate range of motion, the muscle fibres get used to staying in the shortened position. Hence the common term – use it or lose it!
CALF STRETCH WITH A RESISTANCE BAND
LUNGE CALF STRETCH
HEEL DROP STRETCH ON THE EDGE OF A STEP
At Galleria Podiatry we offer customised stretching programs in conjunction with other therapies to help you towards being pain free and get you back into an active lifestyle. Pain is not normal and should not be something you have to put up with.
If you would like to find out more, or book a GAP-FREE ASSESSMENT* then please call or book below.
*Offer available to those with private health insurance with Podiatry cover, otherwise $69. Usually valued at $109.