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No matter what is causing your calves to shorten, you are almost certainly ensuring continuing problems with tight calf muscles if you do not stretch properly or regularly. Tight calf treatment is not complicated but should include gradual, controlled stretching. It is a good idea for everyone to engage in some form of daily stretches for tight calf muscles since our calves are used for so many daily physical activities.

Tight Calf Treatment

ProStretch Plus Tight Calf TreatmentTo ensure that your tight calf treatment is both effective and safe, you will want to start slowly and increase your stretching gradually. To help maintain flexibility in the calves, you should begin each day with a series of stretches and be certain to stretch prior to and after exercise. While maintaining calf flexibility is critical in avoiding other leg injuries, a stretching and strengthening routine that strengthens the entire chain, from your lower back to your feet, will help you avoid a domino effect of injuries all triggered by your tight calf muscle.

One of the most effective tools for tight calf treatment is to stretch regularly with a tool like the ProStretch Plus.

You should pay attention to the following factors as well:

  • Activity Level – If you spend a big part of your day sitting, you need to make sure that you take time every day to stretch out your tight calf muscles. On the other hand, if you are walking a lot each day, you are also likely to experience tight calf muscles and need to make sure you take periodic breaks and stretch your lower legs.
  • Warm Up and Cool Down – An important aspect of tight calf treatment is to remember to warm up every time you exercise so that muscle fatigue does not combine with tight calf muscles and cause a calf injury. Stretching properly when you finish your work out is also critical in preventing tight calf muscles.
  • Cho-Pat Calf Compression SleeveProper Footwear – Low-heeled shoes with good arch support and shock absorption are best for tight calf treatment. Look into heel wedges and other shoe inserts to make sure that your everyday foot mechanics are operating under the best conditions possible.
  • Compression – Compression sleeves deliver a combination of warmth, compression, and reinforcement to help reduce pain and discomfort in the calf and enhance healing. It helps to maintain body warmth, improve blood circulation, and give support to the calf – all of which play a role in tight calf treatment and recovery.
  • The Cho-Pat Calf Compression Sleeve is anatomically contoured for maximum fit, comfort and effectiveness.
  • Heel Support and Orthotics – Every time the heel of your foot hits the ground, a shock wave travels all the way up through your body to your head. Be sure that your shoes are providing adequate shock absorption and that your arches are properly supported. Bio-mechanically engineered inserts and heel cups can be placed in your shoes to correct misalignments or bolster the support of your foot. A product like Tuli’s Heel Cups is a great tool for providing that shock absorption and will help your tight calf treatment and prevention plan be more effective.

Tulis Classic Heel CupsIf you are experiencing discomfort from your tight calf muscles, sports massage can help with tight calf treatment and can be used in addition to a stretching program to help increase your flexibility. While tight calf muscles definitely need stretching, massage can help your calves stretch more easily by increasing blood flow and relaxing muscles. Regular sports massage of tight calf muscles combined with stretching will not only reduce the likelihood of injury, but may also improve your athletic performance.

Using a massage therapy tool like the RangeRoller can be helpful in a tight calf treatment plan.

RangeRoller Plantar Fascia Massage RangeRoller_Calf_MassageA self-massage tool like the RangeRoller will assist in increasing the flexibility, mobility and functionality of your calf muscles. It will also reduce the pull on your knees, hips and hamstrings and will provide relief to your glutes and lower back. For tight calf treatment, it is best to use a massage tool horizontally along the length of the back side of your calf from just below the back of your knee down to your heel bone.

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