Mark Lin, one of Australia’s leading sports podiatrists and director of Sydney-based Footwork Podiatry, says that “over my last 10 years in practice, 90% of the clients that I have seen have been suffering from underlying issues in their calf muscles , these have often been uncovered due to the surging of other more painful problems, such as Achilles issues.”
Lin recommends preventative measures to avoid requiring long-term recovery, or even surgery. He explains, “a weak or tight calf would always restrict movement in the ankles and add stress to the Achilles tendon. The resulting weakness and scarring from this restriction and stress will cause muscular tissues to become inelastic, making the Achilles prone to tearing or even rupturing.”
Source: International Business Times [8/19/19]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
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