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Bent-Knee Calf Stretch

This exercise is designed to stretch and strengthen your feet and ankles. Before beginning the exercise, read through all the instructions. While exercising, breathe normally and don’t bounce. If you feel any pain, stop the exercise. If pain persists, inform your health care provider:

Person doing calf stretch exercise standing.

  • Stand an arm’s length away from a wall. Place the palms of your hands on the wall. Step forward about 12 inches with your ______ foot.

  • Keeping toes pointed forward and both heels on the floor, bend both knees and lean forward. Hold for ______ seconds. Relax.

  • Repeat ______ times. Do ______ sets a day.

Online Medical Reviewer: Larson, Kim APRN, FNP
Online Medical Reviewer: MMI board-certified, academically affiliated clinician
Last Review Date: 9/24/2013
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