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Loosen Up Your Tight Calves

Published 27 April 2016

Even if you don’t stand or walk all day for work, tight calf muscles can end up putting a damper on your day anyway. Since we use our calf muscles with every step we take, both active and sedentary people can be affected by it. Tight calves might cramp, feel stiff and sore, or your legs might feel heavy because of the tight muscles. While resting or “draining” the calves by elevating them might help with the sore feeling especially if you need to stand or walk all day, sometimes that isn’t enough.

In those cases, podiatrists can do a safe and effective treatment for you called radial shock wave therapy. This treatment loosens the muscles, relieving tight calves Here’s a short video on how it’s done:

Do you suffer from having tight calf muscles? Look no further – Family Podiatry Centre is here to help. Book an appointment with us today to be released from your pain!

Written by Mark B. Reyneker
Written by Mark B. Reyneker

Podiatrist 20 years of clinical experience. Practiced in South Africa, Malaysia, and Singapore. Pioneered CAD/CAM custom made orthotics in S.E Asia.

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