Leg Stretches Are Important!
Many of these aches and pains are simply muscular tension and can easily be treated with home exercise and stretch or with conservative manual therapies. However if the pain ongoing and intense, it can be a sign of a more serious issue.
Muscle injuries | Leg Stretches
Injuries to the muscles of the leg are very common. In the modern world we often have long periods of inactivity where the legs are receiving little circulation and then when we are active we are often involved in high intensity workouts or activities. Some common leg injuries include:
Sprains and strains
Sprains are torn or over stretched ligaments whereas strains are torn or over stretched muscles or tendons.
Some of the symptoms experienced with a strain or a sprain can include:
- pain directly after a fall or a high intensity workout
- pain shoots up or down
- restricted range of motion
- inflamation and swelling
RSI is a very common problem these days. With these injuries the pain is often cumulative and builds up over long periods.
Sitting is getting a really bad wrap these days, and so it should. many hours of sitting puts joints and muscles into awkward positions and also restricts the flow of blood into the legs. Maintaining these positions for many hours can cause massive muscle imbalance and muscle, tendon, joint or ligament injury.
What To Do? | Leg Stretches
We suggest adding the above stretches to your daily routine for 4-6 weeks and see for yourself. It’s always good to warm up the muscles before getting into your stretches as we have often been inactive all day. If the muscles are not warm they are at risk of injury. We can do this be simply walking on the spot or even better actually going for a walk.