One of the things I have been seeing a lot of in the clinic lately is people who are having pain or discomfort in their Achilles. They usually feel the pain at the top of their heel or at the bottom of the calf. Is is often on the side of the Achilles, but can be in the middle as well. If this is something that you suffer from, what happens is that the calf muscles (gastroc/soleus) are in the calf and turn into the Achilles. This Achilles attaches to the heel bone. The plantar fascia (tissue) on the bottom of the foot also attaches onto the heel. So basically, the heel gets stuck in the middle. In order to help relieve your symptoms, it is usually helpful to stretch the calf muscles, as well as the plantar fascia. In this video I show you hot to stretch the plantar fascia in an easy way. This is also a great exercise to do if you suffer from plantar fasciitis.
Please let me know if you have any questions. I would try this 1-3x/day, ideally 2x/day. Hold for about 1 minute each time.
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