It’s really important that you get your calf stretches correct… here’s why:
The problem with tight calf muscles is that they can lead to all sorts of lower limb problems including, foot pain, heel pain, Achilles tendinopathy, shin splints and knee pain.
- You should stretch your calf muscles with a straight knee and a bent knee – this helps target both the deep and superficial calf muscles.
- Your knee should stay in line with your second toe (next to your big toe)
- Maintain your foot arch (if it collapses, fold a towel or similar underneath)
- Hold the stretch 15-30 seconds and repeat x 3