Whether you are an avid runner, a Cross-Fit junkie or simply spend most of the day on your feet use this technique to release tightness in calves. You will need a large and small smooth sFera Massage Balls (available through Amazon)
Benefits of Calf and Shin Release
- Relieve calf cramps
- Prevent shin splints
- Relieve foot and ankle pain
- Improve calf flexibility
- Improve blood circulation in the lower leg to prevent varicose veins and speed up athletic recovery
Trigger Points in the Calf and Shin area can refer pain to the ankle and foot as well as contribute to calf cramps and shin splints. Releasing muscle knots in the calf will help you gain more flexibility in this area and improve athletic performance. This release is also helpful for anyone suffering from Plantar Fasciitis.
Perform this release before cardio workouts, after a long day of standing/walking or after wearing high heels. Follow it up with a calf stretch of your choice.