Calf Stretches – Right Or Wrong?

Are You Looking For An Exercise To Help Relieve Your Foot And Ankle Pain?

Are Your Foot And Ankle Stretches That You Are Currently Doing Helping or Impairing Your Achilles Tendinitis or Plantar Fasciitis?

Sometimes these types of exercises and stretches can be done wrong and could be contributing to the problem.

Watch the video to see how to correctly do the calf stretch, so you can relieve your foot and ankle pain..

If You're Overpronating While Stretching, It's Only Going To Reinforce That Bad Movement Pattern When You Walk

If you're like many people with plantar fasciitis, chances are you may overpronate when walking.  (If you don't know what "overpronating" means, make sure to watch the video above for a full explanation.)  Many people try stretching their calves as a treatment for plantar fasciitis.  However, if you also overpronate when stretching your calves, it won't help your plantar fasciitis... It will only reinforce  your bad habit of overpronating.  There is a better way to stretch your calves though.  Watch the video above and read the summary tips below to get the best effect from from you calf stretching so that you can relieve foot and ankle pain.

    1. Start out with your hands on the wall and one foot back.
    2. Make sure your feet are pointed straight ahead and pointed towards the wall.
    3. Lift the arch on your foot and crunch your toes.
    4. Lean forward slightly to stretch (You won't have to go far if you are doing it correctly.)
    5. Keep leaning forward until you feel like you can't go any further.
    6. Hold that position for about 1 minute.
    7. Switch feet and repeat.

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6 Easy Ways To East Plantar Fasciitis, written by St. Louis Plantar Fasciitis Specialist Dr. Dave Candy, Physical Therapist. 6 Easy Ways To Ease Plantar Fasciitis is full of self-treatment for plantar fasciitis. Published by Movement 4 Life serving St. Louis County MO: Ballwin, MO; Manchester, MO, Chesterfield, MO; Ellisville, MO; Des Peres, MO

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