Foam Rolling the Calf Muscles

Tight calf muscles can cause injuries, affect our feet, impact our mobility, and place strain on other joints. Here are three issue that can be caused by tight calves.

1. Achilles tendinitis

2. Plantar fasciitis 

3.  Stress Fracture

Foamrolling Calf Muscles (Basic)

  • 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.

Gastrocnemus Muscle (Pain Pattern)

Soleus Muscle (Pain Pattern)

Plantaris Muscle (Pain Pattern)

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