Contracture of the calf muscles are a common problem that can lead to ‘Achilles Injury’. Running on hard ground is a factor that contributes to this which is often unavoidable. ‘Kinesiology Taping’ is a new treatment that is being used in many sports. It aims to relieve excessive tension put on muscles.This was noticeable when watching the Football World Cup, Wimbledon and the Commonwealth Games this summer.
Over the last couple of years, I have increased my running distance and speed. As a result of this, I have experienced several calf injuries and my left is particularly problematic, no matter how much stretching I do! Therefore, I wear ‘Rock Tape’ (a form of Kinesiology Tape) on my soleus and gastrocnemius muscles to prevent further injury. Applying ‘Rock Tape’ is different to normal taping, therefore, you should seek professional advice.
Please contact Greenpark Podiatrists in Bath on (01225) 424784.
Jasmine, October 2014