I have been the foot and ankle consultant to the Cincinnati Reds for over 20 years, and I have made my fair share of trips to spring training. Some years ago I consulted Lonnie Soloff about my shoulder. Lonnie, at the time, was the Reds assistant trainer and now he is the head trainer of the Cleveland Indians. This is what Lonnie taught me.
Lonnie, clearly a bit puzzled, probably never looked at things quite this way having treated professional athletes his whole career. Considering the request, he showed me the one exercise he was confident would get it done and in about 6-8 weeks my pain was gone. I am not sure what Lonnie got out of that interchange. As for myself, I confirmed a valuable lesson I had pretty much known for treating my patients. The majority of us are by nature noncompliant, including me, regardless of how much we might want to get better and how much we understand what we need to do to get there. Straightforward, simple solutions, when available are always the best because they foster compliance. Compliance equals better!
When it comes to solving your foot or ankle pain, calf stretching is about as simple as it gets, and it works. The One Stretch is the best way to comply and creates the very best passive stretch of your calves. Just one simple stretch is all you need.
Many thanks, Lonnie.