Achilles Tendon Physical Therapy Exercises : Calf & Achilles Tendon Stretches

Achilles Tendon Physical Therapy Exercises : Calf & Achilles Tendon Stretches


Hi! I am Monica and I am going to show you
guys a stretch that you can do for your calf muscles and your Achilles tendon. What you
want to do is have a wall handy or something nearby that you can lean into. So what we
are going to do is what is commonly called a wall stress. You are going to be facing
the wall, you can lean against it, and you have the foot back that you want to stress
so in this case, our right leg we are going to stretch. You want your heel planted on
the ground. Go ahead and start the first one with your knee straight and you just kind
of lean into the wall. You should feel a nice stretch all down the back of your calf, you
want to hold it for about 30-60 seconds somewhere in there and make sure it is a nice light
stretch. You do not want anything to be painful or too intense. If this is too easy for you,
another thing you can do is you can put a small towel or something underneath your foot,
to kind of prop your foot up and then same stretch again where you lean against the wall.
Just more of an intense stretch, once you limber up a little bit, right like this, be
sure to keep your knee straight.

17 Replies to “Achilles Tendon Physical Therapy Exercises : Calf & Achilles Tendon Stretches”

  1. The towel is definitely a nice idea. The film quality is good but volume is very hard to hear – please increase for future videos we're interested in what you have to say! Thanks.

  2. i think this is what fucked my achillies up, i done this stretch too hard… if u look at the stretch its perfect for pulling your tendons if overstretched… i guess i over done it… do this stretch, VERY lightly.

  3. okay, I've worked this one out: you see the CC icon at the bottom right corner of the video screen? Click on it and the captions will disappear.

  4. My tendon has been hurting for 4 months now and I just found this video.I will try these right now -Thanks.

  5. I have these pains in my achilles back part whenever I run. And im 14 and fit, I guess I need to stretch and run without all the pressure on my heel part( also the sound is fine u ple need to fix ur sound)

  6. I got diagnosed with Achilles tendonitis about 4 weeks ago from running cross country and I have been in a walking boot I have 2 weeks left hopefully in the boot I suggest doing these stretches it will save you.

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