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Old 05-15-2016, 04:00 PM   #1
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Heel Not Resting Flat on Ground

Hi all,

I wasn't exactly sure how to title this or where to post it, but I have an interesting situation that I am thinking could be a tight Achilles of calf muscle. When sitting in a chair with my feet on the ground, my right heel up through my toes is flat and planted. However, looking at my left foot, I see my heel is perhaps a few centimeters off the ground and I have to force it down to have my heel touch the ground.

The pressure through my feet allows for my right heel to stay down and have pressure through the entire base. My left foot, however, seems to rotate a little to the point where the inside part of the heel comes off the ground. Again, needing to be forced down to have pressure through the entire left heel.

I'm trying to determine what this could be caused from and what to do to have the entire heel sit flat like my right heel, without needing to be forced down to feel stability through the entire heel.

Again, this happens just while sitting, so it is translating into issues with my squat.

Thank you for the help!

Adam
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Old 05-19-2016, 09:28 PM   #2
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Re: Heel Not Resting Flat on Ground

sounds like a tight calf and Achilles, can start with a PT and stretching
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sounds like a tight calf and Achilles, can start with a PT and stretching
Thanks Sean, that was my thought. Have been smashing it quite a bit the last few days!
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Old 06-22-2016, 10:42 AM   #4
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Hi all,

I wasn't exactly sure how to title this or where to post it, but I have an interesting situation that I am thinking could be a tight Achilles of calf muscle. When sitting in a chair with my feet on the ground, my right heel up through my toes is flat and planted. However, looking at my left foot, I see my heel is perhaps a few centimeters off the ground and I have to force it down to have my heel touch the ground.

The pressure through my feet allows for my right heel to stay down and have pressure through the entire base. My left foot, however, seems to rotate a little to the point where the inside part of the heel comes off the ground. Again, needing to be forced down to have pressure through the entire left heel.

I'm trying to determine what this could be caused from and what to do to have the entire heel sit flat like my right heel, without needing to be forced down to feel stability through the entire heel.

Again, this happens just while sitting, so it is translating into issues with my squat.

Thank you for the help!

Adam
Adam,

How has this issue been since starting your stretching/smashing routine? My experience has been that stretching/smashing can help a little, but there is an underlying issue that caused those muscles to tense in the first place.
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Adam,

How has this issue been since starting your stretching/smashing routine? My experience has been that stretching/smashing can help a little, but there is an underlying issue that caused those muscles to tense in the first place.
Hey Mike,

It's been good and not good. My calves were definitely tight alongside my Achilles. I started smashing them (calves and Achilles) several times a week with a 45# bar. This helped a lot. However, it's funny that you ask today because I actually set up an appointment on my drive home this evening for next Tuesday with a foot and ankle specialist. I have suffered for years with impingement in my left ankle (same foot that my heel was raised on) and a host of other ROM issues. I am hoping the specialist is able to assess this further and help provide a fix to my dorisflex, ROM, and alignment issues in my ankle. I am hoping this is the last piece of this puzzle and am expecting it to help my heel rest flat again.

I believe the front of my ankle is being pulled or at least not aligning properly to let it rest flat naturally.

I will certainly provide an update Tuesday night. I'm counting down the days to see the specialist...

All the best.

Adam
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