Calf muscle acupuncture works well on tight calves affecting people who exercise intensively. Calf acupuncture is also beneficial for calf cramp.
Can a chiropractor help with tight calf muscles?
While Chiropractic can help to loosen up stiff joints in the hips, ankles and feet that may be contributing to wear and tear on your calves. Together they can quickly, and often permanently, eliminate calf pain.
What problems can Tight calves cause?
Tight calf muscles limit the range of motion in your ankles, which causes some people to walk more on the balls of their feet. This shift toward the front of your foot when you’re moving can lead to problems like bursitis and nerve entrapment.
How long does it take for calf tightness to go away?
In total, it usually takes up to three days for a pulled calf muscle to start feeling better. But a full recovery may take up to six weeks, according to Oxford University Hospitals. Severe swelling can make any pain and discomfort last a bit longer. Walking on recovering calf muscles can also increase recovery time.
Is ice or heat better for tight calves?
A good rule of thumb to remember: Ice is for injuries and heat is for muscles. Ice helps to numb sharp pain and reduce inflammation while Heat helps to relax stiff joints and muscles.
Why do I get tight calves?
Tight calves can be caused by:
Overuse – sudden start/increase in activity or change in activity. Underuse – not moving enough. Muscle wasting (atrophy) – see underuse but also common in older age. Muscle tears – these would also be acutely painful as well as tight.