Daily Calf Stretching Can Alleviate Pain, Help Patients Avoid Foot and Ankle Surgery
Cincinnati orthopedic surgeon James Amis, MD, says a majority of foot and ankle conditions are caused by equinus–tight calves– and can be treated definitively without surgery– by daily calf stretching.
Amis offers his patients a simple and noninvasive solution that has helped up to 65 percent of his patients avoid surgery over his 30-year surgical career: calf stretching.
An article Amis has written titled, “The Split-Second Effect: The Mechanism of How Equinus Damages the Human Foot and Ankle,” will be published July 27 in Frontiers magazine, one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing peer-reviewed, open-access publications for scientists and researchers. [read more]