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Calf Stretching

Tight calves can play a role in many foot and ankle conditions, especially Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, flat feet and ball of the foot pain.  Below Dr. Bowlby is demonstrating  our recommended calf stretch that will stretch both muscles in your calf, the gastrocnemius and the soleus muscle. 

To stretch the right calf (as Dr. Bowlby is demonstrating):

Gastrocnemius stretch: Push against the wall, with your right leg the furthest back and knee straight. Hold this pose for one minute. 

Soleus stretch: Push against the wall, with your right leg the furthest back and knee bent. Be sure to keep your heel down the whole time. Hold this pose for one minute. 

To stretch the left calf:

Gastrocnemius stretch: Push against the wall, with your left leg the furthest back and knee straight. Hold this pose for one minute. 

Soleus stretch: Push against the wall, with your left leg the furthest back and knee bent. Be sure to keep your heel down the whole time. Hold this pose for one minute. 

Repeat 2 more times, twice a day.


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