Dr. House, you're wanted in podiatry.
October 18, 2012 6:49 PM Subscribe
I'm having a foot flexibility problem that I can't figure out. YANMD, unless you are, hey doc! It's the end of a long string of problems that I got over, but this last thing is hanging on, and i'm not sure how it is related to past problems (achilles tendonitis and some arch issues in that foot).
posted by shimmer to health & fitness (1 answer total)
It goes like this: when doing a heel stretch, I feel a tightness on the top of my foot, right in the middle of the "L" angle, that doesn't allow me to stretch my calve. Its not exactly pain that I feel, but I often during the find that I can't go past a certain point, and my stability is shaky. The other leg works just as it should, and I can complete the stretch. Bent knee heel stretch is even worse. I can make small improvements during a stretching session, but can't seem to restore to normal functioning.
It's important because I play drums, and need to get a good calve stretch in to keep my achilles and arch happy. This feels like a problem I can solve, but I'll go back to a podiatrist if I need to.