Toe-to-Wall Stretch for Achilles Tendon Pain Relief Video

Video Transcript

Hi, I'm Natalie. And today, Veritas Health is bringing you the Toe-to-Wall Stretch for Achilles tendonitis. Pain in the calf or in the Achilles can mean you have Achilles tendonitis. This stretch can help reduce your symptoms by minimizing the stress on the Achilles tendon.

To perform this stretch, head over to a wall. Stand facing the wall, and put the toes of the foot you want to stretch up against the wall. Keeping your heel on the ground, shift your weight forward until you feel a gentle stretch to the calf or the Achilles tendon. Hold this stretch for 30 seconds.

If the stretch gives you pain or worsens your symptoms, please stop and consult with your medical provider.

You can then switch to the other side, place the toes against the wall, and shift your weight forward until a gentle stretch is felt through the calf or the Achilles tendon. Once again, hold this stretch for 30 seconds. I recommend using a timer, because 30 seconds is a lot longer than it feels.

Aim to complete three sets of this stretch for 30 seconds. To learn more about Achilles tendonitis, please visit us at Sports Health, and be sure to subscribe to our channel for more videos like this. Thank you for watching.