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Calf Strain Stretching


Updated May 30, 2014

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Toe Dips
Calf Strain Stretching
Photo © Jonathan Cluett, M.D.
To perform a toe dip, find a sturdy box, stair step or curb.
  • 1. Stand on the edge of the ledge with your toes. Have something to hold on to for balance.

  • 2. Keeping your toes on the ledge, allow your heel to drop down to the ground.

  • 3. Feel the stretch in the back of the leg. Try to relax and allow the heel to continue to stretch down toward the ground.
You can do both feet at once, but you will get a better stretch if you do one foot at a time. Start with both, and when you feel comfortable, do one at a time.
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