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Heel Cord (Gastrocnemius) Stretch (Flexibility)

Woman resting her hands on the wall and stretching her calves.

  1. Stand facing a wall from 3 feet away. Take one step toward the wall with your right foot.

  2. Place both palms on the wall. Bend your right knee.

  3. Lean forward, keeping the left leg straight and the left heel on the floor.

  4. Hold for 30 to 60 seconds. Repeat 2 to3 times, or as instructed.

  5. Switch legs and repeat.

Online Medical Reviewer: Daphne Pierce-Smith RN MSN
Online Medical Reviewer: Raymond Turley Jr PA-C
Online Medical Reviewer: Thomas N Joseph MD
Date Last Reviewed: 8/1/2020
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