Aching and sore lower back, tight calf muscles—they not only put unnecessary stress on your joints, but some health experts believes overtime, they can lead to poor posture, chronic pain, and injuries, if left not properly cared for. So if you're feeling sore, stiff and cramping while you're running, you may be in need for some quality stretching. Here's a list of the best stretches for every body part and every aching muscle in your body. #fitness #stretches #flexibility #exerciseposter
Most people have experienced a #muscle #cramp. Maybe you woke in the night to a tight #calf muscle that felt extremely #painful or perhaps you were out #jogging and suddenly your #foot muscle contracted and you couldn’t take another step until the #pain subsided. Also called charley horses, muscle #cramps are usually #harmless but can be quite #painful.
Calf raises strengthen your calf muscles, which are the soleus, gastrocnemius and plantaris. Over-exerting your calf muscles along with poor flexibility can result in calf tightness or stiffness and injury. Treatment consists of rest, ice and light stretches. Consult your physician if you have pain or persistent symptoms.