Thursday, September 9, 2010

Tight Calves

For the last month or two, I’ve been less active which in turn makes all my muscles weaker and stiffer. I am most bothered by my calves. They are the tightest and cause me to waddle when I walk.

So yesterday I finally I decided to go see my Chiropractor so he could do some deep tissue massage on my calves. He only spent a few minutes on them but I gotta tell ya, I felt the looseness come in right away. This isn’t the first time I’ve struggled with tight calves so I’m thinking of trying a custom orthotic for my shoes. I’ve already tried the cheaper ones you buy at the drug store and they help, but I’m really thinking of something more solid.

I see the chiropractor next week and he is going to do a foot scan on me to see my feet in action. I think it’s a mat you walk on which then shows the correct shape of the custom orthotics for your feet.


Bernie said...

Good Luck with this sweetie, could you not just wear birkenstocks or a good shoe like it. Since my neuropathy I have had to let go of the cute shoes, now I wear, dawgs, crocks, birkenstocks and uggs. Ugly but comfortable.....:-)Hugs

Janine said...

I use the stick ( which you can find at a running store and a foam roller to roll out my calves, back, arms and other leg muscles. Works pretty well. You can use the stick yourself or have someone else use it on you.

Cheryl said...

Like Bernie, I too have had to forego shoes that look great but put a 'pained' look on my face for the more practical Kumfs or Birkenstocks. For a different reason, of course, but looking for the same result.
Good luck Daria