Tibialis Anterior Stretch
Ankle pain and tension can make it difficult to walk or climb stairs. After an injury such as an ankle sprain, the ankle can respond by a buildup of scar tissue that limits motion, or by becoming unstable. Both of these conditions require slightly different approaches to healing, but both can benefit from assisted stretching. Even minor ankle pain, or ankle weakness can make it hard to walk causing the ankle to easily fatigue. Conditions such as plantar fasciitis can also benefit from assisted stretching by restoring proper fascial length along the back side of the leg.
Stretching the muscles in a tight ankle can help increase motion, increase function, and increase control This can result in being able to walk further with more endurance and strength, and walk up stair with confidence. For athletes, restoring proper ankle function can give them the extra edge to succeed. In cases where the ankle is too loose, assisted stretching can help to bring control and strength to the muscles, so that the area of excessive mobility can be controlled. Conditions such as plantar fasciitis can also benefit from assisted stretching by restoring proper fascial length along the back side of the leg.