CJW Sports Medicine

HCA Virginia Health Systems

Calf Stretch

  • Standing an arm's length from a wall, face it and place both hands flat on it.
  • Step the leg that is to be stretched further back than your other leg.
  • Keep the back leg straight and dig your heel into the ground until you feel a stretch in the back of your leg and knee.
  • For a deeper stretch, push your hips closer towards the wall.
  • Remember to also keep your back straight and your hips square to the wall.
  • Hold for 20-30 seconds.
  • Repeat with opposite leg.
  • For a variation in the stretch, follow the above directions but keep a slight bend in your leg.