TRY OUT THIS FOR FOOT AND KNEE PAIN
MEDIAL TIBIA MUSCLES
The main muscles we are targeting here originate at the medial condyle of the femur and insert into the posterior calcaneus. The imbalance of this specific portion of the lower limb is done primarily through a dysfunctional gait cycle. I discovered these problems as I witnessed client after client going into ankle supination every time I would put them into a plantar flexed position.
However, it is widely hypothesized that a majority of people will usually have pronation in the context of measuring foot imbalance. As I have measured people through functional movement, this ankle supination has popped up 100 percent of the time, meaning that the problems most people have are of the exact opposite nature as what is being prescribed.
In order to address this ankle supination, we are going to utilize a myofascial release technique at the medial border of the tibia. By releasing this muscle, we will significantly improve the ankle’s functional capabilities as it operates through functional movement. This area is generally very dense, so it may take a second to penetrate the superficial layers of this region.
Once it is opened up, we can then begin to administer firm consistent pressure until we feel tenderness. Like all other myofascial release techniques, use this as an experience to get better acquainted with your body. So often people get concerned with moving on to the next trigger point, that they forget about the one they’re supposed to be releasing at that moment.
MEDIAL TIBIA SMR (THERACANE)
This region of the leg will generally not get too much range of motion, so it is quite likely that a significant amount of fascia will build up in this region. Center the theracane on the softest portion of the muscles near the medial calf. You can apply pressure from the upper portions towards the knee all the way down to the middle portions of the achilles tendon.