Perform a Fascia Release to Make Your Achilles Feel Better While Running
Your low back pain should not stop you from doing activities you enjoy!
The video above addresses one specific potential cause for Achilles pain while running: fascia tightness at the Achilles.
Why Do I Have Hamstring Pain While Running?
If your fascia is restricted at the Achilles, you will experience abnormal tension and pain.
Fascia pliability dysfunction creates many issues, such as:
- inability to lengthen the Achilles properly
- poor communication between your brain and Achilles
- sensitivity in the Achilles
There is a strong fascia connection between your glutes, hamstrings, calves, Achilles, and plantar fascia and it's critical to have that chain operating normally.
What Can I Do To Fix My Achilles Pain While Running?
A simple fascia release strategy is a good option to help fix Achilles pain while running.
Bend your knees to lengthen the irritated Achilles.
Place your fingers flat against your calf about halfway down. Press firmly into the calf and glide your fingers down toward your heel.
You will likely feel a lot of tenderness as you glide over your Achilles. It might even feel like a rug burn!
Repeat the downward directed fascia massage for 15-30 seconds (or longer if needed) to desensitize the Achilles and improve pliability.
As you do this fascia release more often, your Achilles ultimately should experience zero tenderness during the manual work and during running.
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The body is complicated and this is one small, but important piece to your injury recovery.
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