Standing Toe Extensor Stretch
Foot and Calf Stretches:
Stand upright and brace against a wall or an object for balance. Point the right foot backward away from the body, dorsal (top) side of the toes down against the floor. While keeping the dorsal side of the toes pressed against the floor, lean your weight onto the right leg and press the bottom of the heel down toward the floor.
Affected Body Part:Most-stretched muscles
: Right extensor digitorum brevis, right extensor hallucis brevis, right anterior tibialis, right peroneus tertius. Lesser-stretched muscles:
Right extensor hallucis longus, right extensor digitorum longus, right dorsal interosseous.
It is more comfortable to perform this stretch on a carpet or other soft surface. Be sure not to drag the foot that is pressed to the floor. Moving the heel medially or laterally will place greater stretch on either the dorsal medial or dorsal lateral parts of the foot.