Leg Exercise - How to Foam Roll Your Calf Muscles

Commonly Used For: Heel pain or foot pain.

Video Transcription: I'm going to show you how to foam roll your calf muscle, which is a good way to relieve tightness down here in your calf. You're going to need a foam roller, which you can get online or at most sporting good stores [here's one at Amazon.com]. So you're going to lay that down on the floor. Sit down. Put the leg that you need to foam roll on top of the foam roll. You're going to put the opposite leg across on top just to get some added pressure. You're going to need some good arm strength because you have to lift up and then you're going to roll down onto your calf. Just slowly back and forth. You're going to feel the discomfort in your calf there. The tighter you are, the more discomfort you're going to feel but the more you foam roll it, the less discomfort will be in your calf. So that's how you foam roll your calf.


WARNING! These exercise demonstration videos are designed to be educational. Please consult with your doctor before attempting to perform any of these exercises. If you experience any pain or discomfort, do not continue the exercise. STOP and consult your doctor!