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Achilles Tendon Care

This is a look at a simple and highly effective way of keeping your Achilles tendon and lower calf muscle healthy - runners and other athletes who do a lot of sprinting, cutting, and jumping and who have a history of Achilles tendonitis or tightness in this region can benefit in doing this daily.

It’s a simple protocol of using your thumbs to place moderate pressure along your Achilles tendon and working your way up along the tendon and through the soleus muscle in your lower calf region. As you apply pressure along this path, actively take your ankle through dorsiflexion and plantar flexion.

If you find a spot that is extra tight or tender, ease up on the pressure you apply with your thumbs and take your ankle through a few more cycles of dorsi and plantar flexion.

I hope this is useful. If you have any questions on this protocol, please feel free to use the comments section below.

 
 

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