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.

  1. You should stretch your calf muscles with a straight knee and a bent knee – this helps target both the deep and superficial calf muscles.
  2. Your knee should stay in line with your second toe (next to your big toe)
  3. Maintain your foot arch (if it collapses, fold a towel or similar underneath)
  4. Hold the stretch 15-30 seconds and repeat x 3