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Foot & Ankle Exercises

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Updated March 27, 2008

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Bent Knee Wall Stretch
Foot & Ankle Exercises

Bent Knee Wall Stretch

Photo © Terence Vanderheiden, D.P.M.
This exercise helps stretch one of the calf muscles called the soleus. Line yourself up squarely in front of a solid wall. Outstretch your arms to lean against the wall. Move one foot forward. The other foot should stay back. Slightly bend the knee (on the leg that is further back) until you feel a stretch in the back of your calf. Hold that position for 30 seconds. Start out doing 3 sets of 10 exercises and work your way up to doing 3 sets of 30 exercises. Try to do the exercises three times per day.

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