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Tight Calf Stretches and Exercises

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Tight calf stretches combined with improving lower extremity strength, balance and flexibility have proven successful in healing and preventing tight calves or calf strains.

The ProStretch® Calf and Foot Stretcher is a unique enhancement tool designed to allow you to improve all three of these categories. ProStretch® has been proven to provide a deep stretch that increases flexibility along the entire inter-connective chain delivering the long-term flexibility needed for a lasting solution for tight calves.

Increased muscle flexibility reduces the risk of tight calves. With a proper ProStretch® flexibility program, muscles and tendons actually begin to lengthen. 

 

It's Easy 

ProStretch® is the perfect tool for the achieving the gradual stretch needed to strengthen your calf and correct muscle strength and flexibility imbalances. 

  1. Click Here to help you decide which ProStretch® is right for you?
  2. Watch the easy-to-follow video below. See how to effectively stretch your gastroc muscle to alleviate calf tightness.

 

 

 

Additional Tight Calf Stretches:

In addition to using the ProStretch® to help you treat and prevent tight calf muscles, there are additional tight calf stretches that you can do.

 

1) Downward Dog

Some yoga poses are ideal for performing tight calf stretches.

  1. Get down on all fours with your hands flat on the floor under your shoulders.
  2. Walk your hands forward slightly on the floor.
  3. Spread your fingers apart to allow for a broad base of support.
  4. Push your hips up toward the ceiling and tighten your abdominal muscles.
  5. Keep your heels on the ground and gently try and straighten your knees.
  6. Hold this for 15-30 seconds.

 

2) Gastrocnemius Stretch

This stretches the larger calf muscle at the back of your lower leg.

  1. Stand straight and place one foot in front of the other.
  2. The leg in the front bears the weight of your body as you extend the other leg behind you. Keep this stretched leg straight with the heel flat on the floor.
  3. Move your body forwards and feel your tight calf stretch.
  4. Hold this stretch for 30 seconds, release and repeat with the other leg. 

 

3) Soleus Static Stretch

The Soleus muscle is located in the lower part of the calf muscle.

  1. Stand straight and bend one knee forward with the heel of your leg flat on the ground.
  2. Lower your hips until you feel a stretch on the lower calf muscle.
  3. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat with the other leg. 

 

 

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OTHER RELATED TOPICS:

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PLEASE NOTE: The information on this website and article is for information only and should not be used as a substitute for consulting your doctor. Consult your doctor for proper diagnosis and rehabilitation

 

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