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Knotted Calves

calf leg from inmagine 300x200 Knotted Calves

Stretch and massage to break up knots

Photo from inmagine.com

I read an article the other day about Sara’s calf situation. It is called acute, chronic something and has to do with knots in the calf muscles that come on instantly and with debilitating, excruciating pain.

Evidently you build up knots in the muscles and they need to be kneaded out, literally. Deep tissue massage or “The Stick” or even a wooden dowel to dig into those muscles and break up the knots.

Stretch those muscles and warm up slowly 5 – 10 minutes, also cool-down and stretch after.

A good exercise is the stair stretch – up on toes then lean heel over edge of stair and stretch out your calves. Repeat several times.