The following videos demonstrate the use of the Stick and provide general instruction for various muscle groups.
I have trouble with recurring plantar fasciitis of the soles of the foot. Can The Stick be applied directly to these areas, instead of just a secondary release after working the calf muscles?
Plantar fasciitis is often the result of tight muscles in the calf area. The best way to fight off plantar fasciitis is to roll out your calf for just 60-90 seconds at a time, but up to every hour throughout the day. The more frequent you can roll the sooner you will break up the myofascial tissue that has built up in your muscles. The myofascial tissue binds down on the elastic muscles fibers and thus inhibits total muscle elasticity. A muscle with minimal elasticity then puts strain on the tendons that connect to the plantar fascia, located where the base of the arch meets the heel. Once you break up the tissue in the calf area and release the pulling on the tendon the plantar fascia will then be able to fully heal and recover. Stay diligent about keeping the muscles in your calf free from myofascial tissue, by rolling with the stick, which will in turn keep the tendons from pulling and tearing the plantar fascia tissue. I trust this will be helpful for you during your injury maintenance program. Cheers!
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