If you get tight and sore calf muscles often stretching isn’t enough. Michael, an experienced myPhysioSA remedial massage therapist, demonstrates how you can massage the tension out of your own calf.
It is quite easy to reach your own calf muscles if you are sitting down and self massage can be very effective.
Michael shows you the different techniques you can use to release the taut areas of your calf muscle, known as trigger points.
Trigger points are often described as knots in a muscle, and when effectively released the whole muscle will become softer and less tight.
The calf is two main muscles, the gastrocnemus being the outer ‘diamond shaped’ muscle and the soleus which is deeper and a more postural standing muscle.