Foam Rolling for the Hamstring Muscles and the Popliteus Muscle
Tight hamstrings and popliteus can also cause muscle injuries, affect our gait, impact our mobility, and place strain on other joints.
Pain Pattern are caused by hyper-irritated points in muscles called a “Trigger Point”. Trigger Points can cause pain pattern that are called referral pain. The picture below are the typical pain patterns for the calf muscles. Information and pictures are from Travell and Simon’s Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction, The Trigger Point Manual. Illustrations by Barbara Cummings.
Hamstrings “Pain Patterns”
Popliteus “Pain Patterns”