Q&A: Stretching the Peroneal Muscles
Response From Coach James Dunne
Great question. As you rightly say, stretching the Peroneal muscles (AKA Fibularis muscles) of the lower leg isn’t easy. In contrast to how easily I achieve a stretch in my hamstrings, for example, it’s actually rather difficult to take the ankle through sufficient range to put the Peroneal muscles in enough of an end-of-range position to feel an isolated stretch.
Leigh Boyle (@LeighBoyle) from Athletes Treating Athletes has put together a great video highlighting some of the self-treatment options you have for getting stuck-in to your Peroneal muscles. In the video she particularly focuses on Peroneus Longus.
Soft Tissue Techniques & Stretches – Peroneals
N.B. Watch right to the end for a great couple of stretches! If you don’t have a stretching strap, try using a towel…
Hope this helps
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