This exercise involves stretching the peroneal muscles, which are located on the outside of the lower leg. It can be done by sitting on the floor with one leg extended and crossing the other ankle over the knee, then gently pulling the foot towards the body. This stretch can help improve ankle mobility and prevent injuries.
Peroneals Stretch Instructions
- Stand facing a wall or sturdy object for support.
- Place your left foot behind your right foot.
- Shift your weight onto your left foot and bend your right knee slightly.
- Keeping your left heel on the ground, lift your left toes up towards your shin.
- You should feel a stretch along the outside of your left ankle and foot.
- Hold the stretch for 15-30 seconds.
- Release the stretch and switch sides, placing your right foot behind your left foot.
Peroneals Stretch Form & Visual
Peroneals Stretch Benefits
- Improves ankle mobility and flexibility
- Reduces the risk of ankle sprains and injuries
- Helps alleviate pain and discomfort in the lower leg and ankle
- Can improve balance and stability
- May help prevent or alleviate plantar fasciitis
Peroneals Stretch Muscles Worked
- Peroneus Longus
- Peroneus Brevis
Peroneals Stretch Variations & Alternatives
- Peroneals Stretch with Resistance Band
- Seated Peroneals Stretch
- Standing Peroneals Stretch
- Peroneals Foam Roller Stretch
- Peroneals Ball Stretch