Tight calves

The calf muscle group consists of two groups of muscles responsible for moving the ankle and foot. Tight calf muscles can result from not stretching properly before and after training, strenuous exercise or a sedentary lifestyle. Biomechanical problems of the foot or running style can increase the strain on these muscles, so gait analysis may be used to identify this and orthotic inserts may be prescribed to correct any biomechanical issues.

Tight calves can be treated by sports massage, orthotics to correct foot placement while walking/running, and then a mixture of acupuncture and a specific stretching routine to get you back to full function.

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