Lower Leg Pain Exercises
Lower leg pain exercises may sound a bit too painful, but the truth is that if you do not work out the leg, your condition may get worse. Often, exercises and stretches for lower leg pain are the best tools you have for combating your condition.
When participating in lower leg pain exercises, ensure the maximum amount of safety by wearing the proper compression sleeves. Cho-Pat® offers a line of products that include the Calf Compression Sleeve, the Achilles Tendon Strap, and Shin Splint Compression Sleeve, and more. Wearing those products during stretches for lower leg pain will reduce the chances of further injury, as well as aid in the healing process.
Stretches for Lower Leg Pain
Some common lower leg pain exercises and stretches include:
- ProStretch Plus™ Calf Stretch – Stand at an arms-length away from something you can hold onto for support, such as the wall. Place both of your hands on the wall and put your foot into the ProStretch Plus™ in the proper position. With all of your weight resting on the foot in the ProStretch Plus™, slowly lean forward so that the other foot comes off the floor slightly. Slowly push the heel in the ProStretch Plus™ toward the ground to feel the stretch through the calf. Hold for 30 seconds, release hold, and then repeat 2-3 more times.
- StretchRite® Calf Stretch – Sit on the floor, extending your feet out in front of you with the knees locked. Wrap the StretchRite® around the ball of the foot and hold on to each handle with your hands. With the back up straight, carefully lean backwards, gently pulling on the StretchRite®. Hold for 30 seconds, release, and repeat 2-3 more times.
How to Prevent Lower Leg Pain
Knowing how to prevent lower leg pain could be the difference between suffering and living a full life. How to prevent lower leg pain is by wearing the right shoes for the activity you are participating in, wearing arch supports if you need them, and finding shock absorbers such as Tuli’s® Heavy Duty Heel Cups, to provide you with protection and support. In addition, you can lessen the impact of your sports, add a strength training routine to your workout, and participate in stretches for lower leg pain before and after exercising.
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For more information on how to prevent lower leg pain, contact Medi-Dyne today at 800.810.1740 or 817-251-8660.