Question From Alex
Do you have any stretches you can recommend for getting at the peroneal muscles? I foam roll them but have yet to find a stretch that really works…
Peroneal Muscle Stretches
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.
Here’s a great video highlighting some of the self-treatment options you have for getting stuck-in to your Peroneal muscles. In the video Dr. Brian Ableson particularly focuses on Peroneus Longus.
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 🙂