Isolated gastrocnemius contracture

The isolated gastrocnemius contracture (AKA, calf contracture) has been linked as a cause of many foot and ankle problems. We believe it is the primary cause of these problems and in time we will explain the connection to each one.

To solve your problem . . . stretch your calves, fix your feet.


To prevent these problems . . . stretch your calves, save your feet

Any foot or ankle pain especially associated with start up pain or stiffness
Plantar fasciitis
Sever’s disease
Shin splints
Posterior Tibialis Tendon Rupture(PTTR)-Acquired flatfoot deformity
Second MTP synovitis/capsulitis/plantar plate rupture which leads to hammer toe
Morton’s neuroma
Insertional Achilles tendinosis/Haglund’s deformity
Achilles tendinitis
Musculotendinous Achilles ruptures
Calf cramps at night/Charley horse
Midfoot osteoarthritis
Ankle arthritis/Anterior ankle spurs (prevention)
Navicular stress fracture
Calcaneal stress fracture
Metatarsal stress fractures
Achilles tendon ruptures
Hammer toe formation secondary to MTP synovitis
Diabetic Charcot arthropathy
Diabetic malperforans ulcer formation