Why do your lower legs hurt when you touch your toes?
Well, you have a line of connected muscles down your back, known as the posterior chain (I think), and they’re all connected, for example, o have an issue where my calf hurts, and I can stop it by stretching my thighs,when you touch your toes, you stretch the muscles in your bum and and thighs, which sort of pull on your lower legs
It hurts because you are stretching muscles and tendons that are not use to it. Keep trying to touch your toes and eventually you will do it without pain.
I’m 65 and can do it with ease.
Mine don’t but i think it’s just ur muscles that are feeling it when ur stretching. See, our muscles are all connected so certain poses effect different parts of our bodies depending on how flexible we are. Try yoga if u wanna become more flexible and have better blood flow