The purpose of the heel cord stretch is to stretch the calf muscle and the muscles that are connected to the ankle. These are important muscles to maintain mobility.
There is no special equipment needed.
How to do the exercise:
- Stand facing a wall with one leg forward and slightly bent at the knee.
- The other leg should be straight behind you. Both heels should be flat on the ground.
- Keeping both heels on the ground, gently press your hips towards the wall.
- Hold for 30 seconds. Relax for 30 seconds and then repeat.
This can be carried out daily. Remember to keep your back straight when doing this exercise.
Benefits to the feet
This strengthens the ankle and prevents injury. It can also help restore mobility if you have suffered calf muscle damage. It can also relieve foot and ankle pain.