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Old 10-02-2012, 02:45 AM   #36
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Bobby Jr.....completely agree. The calves lend themselves very well to this type of self work. Other parts of the body can be more difficult to mobilize. But the muscles and fascia here lay out beautifully. The right tool can get in there very effectively.

I would also encourage those who have had this injury to wait a few weeks before you start, allow the injury to heal to some degree, THEN start rolling it. I'd also recommend deep tissue massage from a quality practitioner who can really dig in, feel where scar tissue is forming during the healing process, and can work on breaking that up and ensuring the tissues all heal up with fibers running in the appropriate directions. Sometimes the collagen will be laid down at an oblique angle to the way the fibers in the area normally run, and that creates increased potential for reinjury.
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