Get calf pain when you’re running? Read This!

Over the last week we have been focussing our attention on calf pain in runners.  For any of you out there training for a marathon at the moment, the mileage is likely ramping up pretty quickly.  This can lead to some pretty hefty calf pain, but don’t fear!!!

This doesn’t mean you need to stop all together, it may be you just need to balance the scales with a bit more recovery/mobility, or just tinker with your training programme slightly to allow your calves to adapt.

In this series of videos we work through firstly, the theory behind muscle soreness and the different approaches to dealing with your issues.  We then arm you with the tools to be able to grossly assess your ankle mobility and your calf strength.  This then tells you which approach you most likely need to take, do you need more mobility, or more strength???

It may be that you need a bit of both, so in the next few videos we provide you with some quick and easy ways of addressing these issues.

Finally, we bring it all together and point you to our mailing list, once you register  we will send you your free copy of our calf health factsheet via email.

So, if you missed it on social media, the video’s are on our youtube page, but the easier solution is to work through them below 

 

Day 1 – Introduction to calf pain

 

Day 2 – Assessment of your calf/ankle

Knee to wall test

 

Calf capacity test

 

Day 3 – Addressing reduced range of movement

Foam rolling/Pin and move techniques

 

Myofascial release/Voodoo band techniques

 

Day 4 – Improving strength

Gross strength – calf raise

 

Reactive strength – hopping/skipping

 

Day 5 – Summary

 

Essentially we have given you the basic tools to assess, improve the mobility and increase your strength for your calf.  Of course there are limitations to the amount of information we can provide you in a video, so if you have further questions then please feel free to email us info@move4physio.com or book in to see us by calling 07756727654.

 

In the meantime, simply register for our mailing list on the right hand side of this page and receive your free copy of our calf health factsheet, bringing all of the tips and exercises together onto one downloadable sheet.

 

Keep Moving

 

 

The Move4 Team