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Pain in the Achilles Tendon

Achilles Pain People primarily complain of pain along the Achilles tendon. The pain seems to travel from the Achilles through the heel to the arch. It is distressing, especially for active people. Athletes with a more stable foot position in their activity, like cycling, often refer to this Achilles referral as “tightness.” Often, Calf and …

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Self-Care – Pain in Achilles Tendon, Maybe Calf & Arch

Here, you will find strategies for relief from pain in the Achilles tendon that may come with pain in the calf and arch of the foot. For more information about how people describe this pain pattern look at this other post. NOTE: If you don’t get good results from these self-care strategies in a short …

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Pain Down the IT Band Extending Behind the Ankle

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. The people complain of pain down the side of the thigh. When questioned, they will often say that it extends down the calf. Understanding where the pain goes is essential. People with this gluteus minimus problem are clear that it …

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Pain in Calf or Groin with Stiff Hip

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. People have pain in their calf or groin with a stiff hip. The pain is usually the greater concern. And, one of the two complaints usually dominate: Specific Pain People complain of a specific spot on the upper, outside of …

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Sciatica, Degenerative Discs and Trigger Points

Many clients come to me with pain that their doctor has called “sciatica.” Sciatica originally referred to painful inflammation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve emerges from the lower lumbar vertebrae and upper sacral segments (L4-S3) and innervates the majority of the gluteal region, posterior thigh, and the lower leg. “Sciatica” is now commonly used …

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Trigger Points and The Seizing Hamstring

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. These people grab their hamstring and talk about how painful it is. They are often quite careful about not stretching their hamstrings too aggressively. Also, the back of the thigh often cramps when flexing the knee to touch the heel to …

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