The Essentials – Legs, Feet and Ankles

Sprained-AnkleA number of common situations can result in foot, ankle and leg problems. First there is the sprained ankle. This is weakness in the muscles and ligaments that should be strapping the joint firmly together.

Ligaments, which are an inelastic strapping over joints can be too elastic. This can be an inherited, from a previous injury or from intensive physical activity. Another is pain in the sole of the foot. The spring and shock absorber effect in the foot diminishes over time. The ligaments and muscles lose their strength, increase their tension, go into strain and become inflamed and painful. This is Plantar Fasciitis which can lead to heal spurs that present as pain at the front of the heel.

More central tends to be a breakdown of the pad that protects the heel bone or calcaneus. Excessive muscle tension in the leg stops  movement in the foot preventing it from flexing up and down thus putting more strain on the spring dynamic of the foot and on the muscle attachments to Sole-of-Footthe bone. This presents as Achilles tendon inflammation at the back of the heel. General foot and ankle rehabilitation can be improved simply by walking on uneven surfaces, like grass or soft sand.

This stimulates more neurological activity which diminishes the likelihood of accidents and repetitive ankle strain.

These essential techniques for your legs, feet and ankles brings pain relief throughout your calf, shin and ankles. It is recommended for immediate relief. Improve your mobility by loosening tight muscles in your calf, shin and ankle.

To understand fully how your Legs, Feet and Ankles function, take a few minutes to watch the Legs, Feet and Ankles Introduction video with 3D animation in the Legs, Feet and Ankles Zone or download it with the essential knee and thigh technique as a reference for future problems.

Download Essential Legs, Feet and Ankles techniques: Duration 8′.50″

 Remember, the Essentials are for immediate relief. For ongoing repair and maintenance you will need to incorporate the entire Legs, Feet and Ankles Chapter.

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