Pain in your calves and pain in your feet often go together, so calf and foot pain are combined here. This is just the intro page.
Because the calves actually produce the some of the major motions of the foot, something that affects one usually affects the other. The larger muscles of the calf connect to tendons that become the Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon and the plantar fascia (bottom of the foot) take some of the most severe punishment that we inflict upon any body part. Often, they make us pay for that abuse.
Calf and foot pain often signal structural or postural problems that are either the result of problems elsewhere in your body - the hips, the back, the neck - or perhaps are the cause of problems elsewhere in your body (yes, hips, back, neck, etc.).
Pain in what you walk on - feet - or pain in what you do it with (the calves are the biggest motivators during walking and running) will invariably cause you to shift your stride and your posture, to cope with that pain. By doing so, you use muscles all over in ways they aren't ready to be used - you hold yourself wrong. The muscles can get cramped, leading to all sorts of pains in every part above the feet and calves.
So, here are links to our Foot Pain and Calf Pain pages, but really we advise you to read both, to get as full a picture as possible.
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|How and why your calf hurts, and generally what you can do about it|
About pain in various parts of your foot
How and why your feet hurt, and generally what you can do about it
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