Mobility

Calf Stretch

Calf stretch is a simple yet beneficial stretch exercise meant for the muscles in the back of your lower leg. Its primary function is to increase flexibility and decrease discomfort or tightness in the calves which can happen due to prolonged periods of running, walking, or even standing. It's often recommended to prevent or alleviate symptoms of common issues like plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis.
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Calf Stretch instructions
Step-by-step instructions
1
Stand near a wall with one foot in front of the other, front knee slightly bent and back knee straight.
2
Keep your heels firmly on the ground and lean into the wall until you feel a stretch in the calf of the straight leg.
3
Hold this position for about 30-60 seconds then switch legs.
4
Be sure to keep your back straight and shoulders down during this stretching exercise.
5
Avoid bouncing or forcing the stretch, stretching should not cause pain.
Stand near a wall with one foot in front of the other, front knee slightly bent and back knee straight.
Keep your heels firmly on the ground and lean into the wall until you feel a stretch in the calf of the straight leg.
Hold this position for about 30-60 seconds then switch legs.
Be sure to keep your back straight and shoulders down during this stretching exercise.
Avoid bouncing or forcing the stretch, stretching should not cause pain.
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