Munteanu SE, Landorf KB, Menz HB, Cook JL, Pizzari T, Scott LA.Efficacy of customized foot orthoses in the treatment of Achilles tendinopathy: study protocol for a randomized trial. This video shows the exercise for a calf muscle. Learn how to prevent torn calf muscle and treating those muscle pulls.
This video discusses a strain of the calf muscle, one of the common sports injuries. It is caused from overuse, acceleration, and/or change of direction resulting in a tear of the lower leg muscles. Treatment includes, resting, icing, and physical therapy. Depending on the severity of the lower leg pain, rehab is a minimum of 2-3 weeks and a maximum of 8. Find out more about calf strain symptoms.
The calf muscles at the back of the lower leg are important to target when strength and weight training for speed and agility. Calf pain can arise from a variety of conditions ranging from accidental trauma to nerve conditions. Calf pain in the absence of trauma or other symptoms is commonly due to a muscle cramp. Learn how to do calf muscle exercises in this strength training video. Here are also ways about calf muscle pull therapies.
Learn how to stretch only one hamstring and stretch one calf before running in this free fitness video on running techniques. Expert: Robert Rogers Bio: Robert Rogers has been a Track and Cross Country Coach for Otto Middle School for the last three years. He is a dedicated runner and coach. Filmmaker: Robert Rogers. Learn also about treatments of pulled hamstring and a pulled calf muscle.
Coach Nicole of sparkpeople.com leads you through a short (3-minute) routine of lower legs stretches for the calves and ankles. Take a look at this video to learn different stretches and exercise using a wall. These stretches are great for people with tight calves or weak ankles in general, but may also help prevent and manage shin splint pain. Here are some shin splints prevention tips.
This video shows the hip flexor – rectus femoris stretching. The Rectus femoris muscle is one of the four quadriceps muscles that sits in the middle of the front of the thigh. It is responsible for knee extension and hip flexion. It is considers one of the muscles that make up the hip flexors; a group of muscles that bring the legs and trunk together in a flexion movement. Hip stretching is important because it increases your flexibility. Without some good hip flexor stretches, you will not be able to minimize the risk of injury. Find out how to avoid hip flexor injury and what are the hip flexor strain treatment.
This video shows the 10 minute yoga routine stretches the front and back of your legs targeting hip flexors and hamstrings. The stretches are dancer pose, down dog with leg lift, flip dog, high lunge with side stretch, low lunge with quad stretch, and bow pose. Click this link to find out more about hip flexor and hamstring injury.