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Stretching Exercises for Plantar Fasciitis


Updated June 06, 2014

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Calf Stretch
plantar fasciitis stretch

An important part of stretching for plantar fasciitis is to loosen the calf muscle.

Photo © Jonathan Cluett, M.D.
The easiest way to do the calf stretch is by standing about 1 to 2 feet from a wall.
  • 1. Lean against the wall with your arms outstretched.

  • 2. Place one foot under your shoulders, and one foot behind your body.

  • 3. Keep your back foot flat on the ground and feel a stretch in the back of your heel (the Achilles tendon).

  • 4. Hold the stretch for a count of 10, and repeat. Do both sides.
To accentuate this stretch, point your back knee down towards the ground while keeping the foot flat on the floor.
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