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07/22/2013 at 10:31 am #72483
Are your heels kissing the ground when you do your DU?
It’s possible that you are somehow overloading the tibialis posterior and not the bigger calf muscles, perhaps because it is tighter? The DU are faster and more intensive than any other of the jumping exercises so perhaps it illuminates the area when the other activities don’t?
The tib posterior inserts into a lot of places including the navicular and metatarsals 2 through 4. Have you smashed the bottom of your feet as well? Are you a pronator or do you have any level of collapse in your arches? You could try doing your DU’s in a blocked position (feet right together) and see if it still hurts.
Have you tried some of the achilles related mobs? Even if it’s not your achilles, it’s close enough that some of the same movements might catch the business you are after. You could also try compression on your lower calf/ankle and do some calf raises while under compression?
You could also do the calf stretch mobs like these ones:
I would also scrap the ice. If your tissues are tight, you need blood flow, not a reduction of blood flow.