Mr Robin Posted November 16, 2004 Report Share Posted November 16, 2004 I've been getting a funny thing going on with developpes for a while now, but just on one leg. Basically, I get a tightness at the back of the knee, towards the inside edge, both in my lower hamstrings and my upper calf. It starts when I extend from the knee, but is most noticeable as I lower the leg and pull into the floor. The tightness lasts for a few minutes afterwards, then dissappears... I finally went to see a physio about it, but he thought it was related to an minor hamstring injury that was reacting to being overstretched. He found a very painful spot in my upper calf, but I had some treatment for it and took a couple of weeks off dancing and stretching, which cured the tenderness. When I came back to dancing, though, the tightness was still triggered during developpes, so I'm not sure that he got his analysis right. I've been very careful not to overdo it with hamstring stretches, and I've lowered the height of my developpe. I don't find the problem with other exercises like battements, or with hamstring stretches, so it seems it's related to either the extension from the knee or the slow lowering of the leg. Anyone ever experienced a problem like this, or care to offer a second opinion as to what's causing it? Quote Link to comment
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