BirthdayShoes.com Vibram Five Fingers Forum
September 02, 2014, 05:08:10 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  

Tired of seeing ads? Simply become a forum member and login (membership is free!).

nanny-rosy
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Remedy for what my wife calls short calves.  (Read 1784 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Bigmantank
Full Member
***

Reputation: 2
Bigmantank is a new face.
Posts: 129



View Profile WWW
« on: April 01, 2011, 10:50:25 AM »

So I am looking on behalf of my wife for a solution to what she calls short calves. Pretty much what she means is that her calve muscle feel like they are to short. when she lays down her feet are almost full extended as if she was jumping. I have attempted to help her stretch them but it is exceptionally tight even with the slights push of the toes to the front shins past the 90 degree point(feet oreintation when just standing). They have always been like this as far as she can remember. So she is looking for something to aid her while she sleeps or something she can use during the day to stretch/lengthen her calves.
Logged

Easy, Light, Smooth and Fast is the way to run.
BirthdayShoes.com Vibram Five Fingers Forum
« on: April 01, 2011, 10:50:25 AM »

 Logged
Puffinator87
Jr. Member
**

Reputation: 2
Puffinator87 is a new face.
Posts: 83



View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2011, 11:48:51 AM »

There is a sock, the name escapes me now, that is designed to help with PF...It does this by stretching the toes upwards at all times, I'm sure there mentioned here on the site about a dozen times somewhere...They may not help tremendously, but it would keep a small, but constant stretch on the calf I would think...Anyone feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
Logged

"Barefooting is about taking our lives and health into our own hands...err feet. Not about looking cool or doing the next big thing." -Myself.

Drop by my blog: www.barefootpuffin.wordpress.com
skye97
Sr. Member
****

Reputation: 6
skye97 is starting to look familiar.skye97 is starting to look familiar.
Posts: 392


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2011, 01:09:37 PM »

If they have been like this for as long as she can remember, then it's probably going to take a while to undo them.  In addition to something to wear, I would highly recommend regular massage or something similar.  I've never had ART or Graston done, but have heard that they're both helpful as well.  Good luck to her!
Logged
Jeepman
Hero Member
*****

Reputation: 10
Jeepman is well known.Jeepman is well known.Jeepman is well known.Jeepman is well known.
Posts: 839



View Profile
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2011, 04:06:46 PM »

This is a common problem with women that wear high heeled shoes. Over time the Achilles will shorten. I'm not sure if this is the case with your wife or not. Either way, a change to shoes with little to no heel drop are in order. You might even want to look into Earth shoes. The heels on the Earth shoes are actually lower than the midfoot. This will not be a overnight fix, so expect her journey to take lots of time.

http://www.earthfootwear.com/

Rgs, Jeepman
Logged

Arch support?... We don't need no stinking arch support!
BirthdayShoes.com Vibram Five Fingers Forum
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2011, 04:06:46 PM »

 Logged
grimreeper
Full Member
***

Reputation: 2
grimreeper is a new face.
Posts: 125



View Profile
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2011, 06:25:44 AM »

There is a sock, the name escapes me now, that is designed to help with PF...It does this by stretching the toes upwards at all times, I'm sure there mentioned here on the site about a dozen times somewhere...They may not help tremendously, but it would keep a small, but constant stretch on the calf I would think...Anyone feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

I believe you are referring to the Strassburg sock
Dave Strassburg - how and why to use the Strassburg sock
www.fitbrands.co.uk http://www.thesock.com/
http://www.runningwarehouse.com/descpage-STRASOC.html


EDIT:
http://www.runnersworld.com/community/forums/injury-prevention/injuries/strassburg-sock-night-splint-pf
I was just reading this post on Runners World about the sock and they didn't seem to like it, they preferred a night splint. Something else you could look into perhaps.
Using a Night Splint
« Last Edit: April 02, 2011, 07:07:03 AM by grimreeper » Logged
Jeepman
Hero Member
*****

Reputation: 10
Jeepman is well known.Jeepman is well known.Jeepman is well known.Jeepman is well known.
Posts: 839



View Profile
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2011, 09:04:04 PM »

There is a sock, the name escapes me now, that is designed to help with PF...It does this by stretching the toes upwards at all times, I'm sure there mentioned here on the site about a dozen times somewhere...They may not help tremendously, but it would keep a small, but constant stretch on the calf I would think...Anyone feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

I believe you are referring to the Strassburg sock Dave Strassburg - how and why to use the Strassburg sock www.fitbrands.co.uk http://www.thesock.com/
http://www.runningwarehouse.com/descpage-STRASOC.html


EDIT:
http://www.runnersworld.com/community/forums/injury-prevention/injuries/strassburg-sock-night-splint-pf
I was just reading this post on Runners World about the sock and they didn't seem to like it, they preferred a night splint. Something else you could look into perhaps.
Using a Night Splint


About 2:45 into that video where the guy is showing the toe push off and how it stresses the fascia is very interesting to me. This more reason to run with a relaxed foot and land on the ball of your foot and to not push off with your toes. You should never be pushing off, only lifting your foot from the ground. While I believe the end result of that sock is to treat somebody with incorrect form, I believe the information contained in it is very valuable.

Rgs, Jeepman
Logged

Arch support?... We don't need no stinking arch support!
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
anything