Leg Muscle Tension

Excessive tension in the muscles of the leg limits range of motion in the foot and ankle.Ankle-Ligaments

This could be preventing the foot from flexing up and down thus placing more strain on the spring dynamic of the foot and also on the muscle attachments to the bone.

FootAnkle-Stretch-wallThis commonly presents as Achilles tendon inflammation at the front of the heel. Also shin splints, where the muscle on the front of the leg (shin) is pulling excessively at its attachment to the bone. Too much muscle tension can also be partly responsible for leg cramps, as can mineral deficiencies such as magnesium and calcium.

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