The gastrocnemius is the muscle of the calf thanks to whom it gets its shape. In many people it causes pain in the calf, the hollow of the knee or in the footbed. The reasons for this are often tensions and trigger points.
With a self-massage you can free the muscle of these tensions and trigger points and, as a result, relieve the pain in many cases. Provided, of course, that it is caused by the muscle.
On this page you will learn about the technique of self-massage, where this muscle is located, which functions it has, how you can feel it and which situations can lead to problems in the muscle.
In addition to the pains illustrated above, trigger points often lead to (nightly) calf cramps.