This means, the patient has no problems putting pressure through the foot and pressing it downwards but does not have enough movement “upwards” which can lead to many problems. A direct calf muscle injury. To book this appointment, just follow this link and select ‘Orthotic Assessment’: https://www.kintec.net/appointment-booking/. This … In particular, the gastrocnemius muscle, which spans over three joints (the knee, the ankle and the subtalar joint) plays an important role and can be linked to many foot and ankle pathologies. It’s a common injury that makes the tendon swell, stretch, or tear. Most people, including athletes, should stretch these posterior-chain muscles on a regular basis, but neglect to do so. Hi Tyler, thank you for your question. This operation can be done as a day case and will not need any immobilisation but just a few days of rest. I have been wearing orthotics for 30 years and still have problems with sore feet and calves. Let us know how that works! KT2 7EG, Foot or ankle problems? Tight calves are one of the most common soft tissue issues I see. Wisconsin. Pain in the big toe joint , hallux valgus and hallux rigidus, hammer toe deformities , rupture of the plantar plate, stress fractures and in diabetics, forefoot ulcers can also be the result of the tight calf muscle. The hamstrings are a group of muscles in the upper leg. This can make shoe fitting a bit more challenging than otherwise. This allows tight calf muscles to stretch, relax, and grow. My left calf / achilles gets super tight to the point I have to stop and stretch it out about every 1/4 mile in order to keep going. Calf and hamstring tightness are often related as these muscles are part of what’s called the posterior sling of the lower body. For sore calves we would suggest trying compression socks. Any other suggestions? You can take precautions by strengthening, foam rolling and stretching calf muscles to reduce fatigue and improve recovery. In order to prevent these problems, knowledge on how to test and how to treat is crucial.