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Your calves are the problem.  Calf stretching is powerful medicine and definitive treatment.

Your doctor DOES care about providing you with the best possible way to alleviate your foot and ankle pain, which is why they recommended the One Stretch.  The One Stretch was designed with your foot and ankle pain in mind.  The One Stretch attacks the silent source of your pain, your calf tightness also known as isolated gastrocnemius contracture.

We completely understand that your calves seem unrelated to the pain you are experiencing in your feet, but as we often experience in life, things that seem unrelated are many times in fact linked.  

Why stretch your calves?  Your calves are the problem.  Calf stretching is powerful medicine and definitive treatment for the majority of non-traumatic foot and ankle issues. 

 

Two Videos Worth a Thousand Words

 

 

Why the One Stretch? And why stretching?

 

What are others saying about the One Stretch?

  

The Evidence is Everywhere

“These [calf] contractures prevent a plantigrade foot from undergoing normal ankle dorsiflexion during gait and increase biomechanical strain on the posterior tibial tendon. Achilles tendon stretching is an important component of the nonoperative management of posterior tibial tendon dysfunction.”

Aronow MS. Triceps Surae Contractures Associated With Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction. Tech. Orthop. 2000;15:164-173.

“Triceps surae [calf] contractures have been associated with foot and ankle pathology. Achilles tendon contractures have been shown to shift plantar foot pressure from the heel to the forefoot.”

“…..clinical association of triceps surae [calf] contracture with foot and ankle disorders including diabetic foot ulcers and metatarsalgia.”

Aronow MS, Diaz-Doran V, Sullivan RJ, Adams DJ. The Effect of Triceps Surae Contracture Force on Plantar Foot Pressure Distribution. Foot & Ankle International. 2006;1:43-52.

“early reports note encouraging results for pain relief and increased motion for the gastrocnemius procedure used in isolation for plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinopathy, metatarsalgia, and forefoot ulcerations.”

Barske HL, DiGiovanni BF, Douglass M, Nawoczenski DA. Current Concepts Review: Isolated Gastrocnemius Contracture and Gastrocnemius Recession. Foot & Ankle International. 2012;33:915-921.

“Very little attention, however, has been paid to the cumulative pathological effects or even the existence of a more subtle equinus contracture of the gastrocnemius [isolated gastrocnemius contracture] that can be found in the “normal,” otherwise unaffected population.”

“existence of isolated gastrocnemius contracture in the development of forefoot and/or midfoot pathology in otherwise healthy people. These data may have implications for preventative and therapeutic care of patients with chronic foot problems.”
“chronic mechanical overload of the foot and thus inflammation or wear and tear can result from equinus contracture.”
“isolated gastrocnemius tightness in otherwise normal, healthy patients seems to be subtle and that our ability to diagnose it clinically is, at best, only good.”

DiGiovanni CW, Kuo R, Tejwani N, Price R, HansenJr. ST, Cziernecki J, Sangeorzan BJ. Isolated Gastrocnemius Tightness. The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. 2002;6:962-970.

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