Posts Tagged "soleus"

Releasing the Calf with a Tennis Ball

Posted by on Oct 17, 2020 in Muscle Release

Releasing the Calf with a Tennis Ball

Whether you’re pumping out at the gym or walking in pumps,  it’s likely you’ve experienced the nagging aches and pains of the calf muscle that you can’t quite get to with just your normal calf stretch. Chronic low-leg tension can affect our running and walking gait, and when it gets worse it can also lead to localized pain and contribute to issues like plantar fasciitis.   So this week we’re getting the (tennis) ball rolling on a new Quick Tip for your legs. Tennis balls are excellent for working out all kinds of tension in the area, but...

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Quick Tip: The Soleus Stretch

Posted by on Nov 22, 2013 in Stretches

Quick Tip: The Soleus Stretch

Have you been walking around the city a bunch with this great fall weather? Did you party in your fabulous new pair of high heels? If so, you might be experiencing some residual calf pain. When you think of calf pain, the two big muscles right below the back of the knee are usually the first thought. But there’s another muscle hiding back there. It’s under the other muscles and Achilles tendon, and it runs from the knee to the heel. It’s called the Soleus muscle, and it can be tricky to get to if it’s feeling tight, (unless you’re one of our highly trained...

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