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Posted by Pete on 2/05/04 at 12:36 (143689)

I understand that the fascia is inelastic. How come when you need to sit down because your PF hurts, you can carry on walking afterwards for another few mins without much pain. For instance if you pull a muscle it will hurt until it totally heals. What is the difference between the fascia and another muscle, tendon, ligament

Re: PF

Mike W on 2/07/04 at 09:55 (143853)

Hello Pete,

Fascia envelopes a muscle. A tendon attaches a muscle to a joint. Fascia and tendons are both inelastic.

Generally speaking if a foot muscle is tight the related tendon/fascia will also be tight and especially the point where it attaches to say the heel bone.

Foot and lower leg flexor muscles are weight bearing muscles so they never get a chance to properly rest compared to say an arm muscle.

During long periods of inactivity the circulation of foot/lower leg muscles is low. You combine this with being short/tight and this is the recipe for repetitive damage. Therefore it is very important to stop this cycle by performing proper exercises before the first step out of bed every day.

If you want to learn more about this please visit my website http://www.foottrainer.com .


Mike W