Our patient is a triathlete with calf pain that began gradually worsening with increases in mileage to prepare for a long race.
The patient couldn’t run more than 1 mile without calf pain causing him to have to stop.
Physical therapist, JJ Thomas, treated the patient’s calf 4 times along with posterior tibialis, and other supportive musculature in the lower leg
More detailed movement analysis revealed limitations in the right hip, specifically with right swing position in Left Single Leg Stance – Right hip showed hiking, and limited Femoroacetabular flexion (taking it through pelvis instead of hip joint).
After calf treatment sessions, the patient was able to run 4 miles before symptoms began, but still, the symptoms would be pretty limiting once began at that point.
Range of motion limitations in HIP flexion, external rotation/internal rotation – cleared with treatment to Hip musculature and Quads/HS.
Following the first session of addition of hip treatment, the patient informed us he is able to run 6.8 mi without pain or limitation. Following the second treatment to the hip, (nothing done to the calf or lower leg in the last session), he is able to run 10 miles pain-free and without limitation!