How to Get Rid of Stiff Muscles
Three quick tips for loosening up a stiff Achilles
Richard wrote in about a problem he's been having: a stiff Achilles. Tightness in calves and the Achilles (the area between the lower calf and ankle) can be especially bothersome in cold weather. Although muscle stiffness becomes more common with age, there are a variety of ways to maintain flexible and functional lower legs. Here are three quick and dirty tips:
Use heat. In addition to increasing muscle elasticity with a warm-up prior to a workout, you can also use a heating pad or hot wrap to improve function of the calf and lower leg.
With foam roller, heat, and stretching, you’ll find you have far more comfortable calves!