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Exercises for heel pain or tightness: Overview

Tight calf muscles can cause heel pain or make it worse. You may be able to help relieve heel pain by:

  • Stretching tight calf muscles with exercises such as standing calf stretches.
  • Doing foot-strengthening exercises with a towel and weights. Towel scrunches are one example.
  • Doing foot-stretching exercises with a towel. For example, try seated calf stretches.

Talk with your doctor or a physical therapist about which stretches are right for you.

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