Focus: Deep stretch in calf, Achilles tendon, knee pain
Start standing in front of study surface, step forward with one leg and leg behind you with a bent knee. Lean forward towards the wall and support yourself. Hold/Repeat
Good for plantar fasciitis, Achilles injury
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The soleus-calf stretch is a simple but effective exercise that can be used to improve flexibility and range of motion in the calf muscles. The calf muscles are located in the back of the lower leg and are responsible for plantar flexion, which is the movement of pointing the toes downward. The soleus is the deeper of the two calf muscles and is responsible for plantar flexion when the knee is straight. When these muscles are tight, they can cause pain and discomfort in the lower leg, heel, and foot.
The soleus-calf stretch can help to improve flexibility and range of motion in the calf muscles by lengthening the soleus muscle.
The soleus-calf stretch can be done several times a day. It is a safe and effective exercise that can help to improve flexibility and range of motion in the calf muscles.
Here are some of the benefits of the soleus-calf stretch:
- Improves flexibility and range of motion in the calf muscles
- Reduces pain and discomfort in the lower leg, heel, and foot
- Helps to prevent injuries to the calf muscles
- Can be done at home or at the gym
- Is a safe and effective exercise
If you are experiencing pain or discomfort in your calf muscles, the soleus-calf stretch may be a helpful exercise for you. Talk to your doctor or physical therapist to see if this stretch is right for you.