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How do I do a heel stretch?

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Here's how you do a heel stretch:

Do these exercises six times a day for each leg, especially after exercise or another activity.

  1. Sit down on the floor with your knee bent slightly. Loop a towel around the top of your foot.
  2. Gently pull back until you feel the stretch in your calf and heel.

From: How Can I Strengthen My Ankles? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Physical Therapy Association: “Physical Therapist's Guide to Ankle Sprain.”

American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society: “How to Strengthen Your Ankle After a Sprain.”

Sydney Sports Medicine Center: “Ankle Sprain Rehabilitation.”

American Physical Therapy Association: “6 Balance Exercises You Can Safely Perform at Home.”

Nemours Foundation: “Ankle Sprains.”

Harvard Medical School:  “Healthy ankles: Your Mobility Depends on Them.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 16, 2019

SOURCES:

American Physical Therapy Association: “Physical Therapist's Guide to Ankle Sprain.”

American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society: “How to Strengthen Your Ankle After a Sprain.”

Sydney Sports Medicine Center: “Ankle Sprain Rehabilitation.”

American Physical Therapy Association: “6 Balance Exercises You Can Safely Perform at Home.”

Nemours Foundation: “Ankle Sprains.”

Harvard Medical School:  “Healthy ankles: Your Mobility Depends on Them.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 16, 2019

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