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How do you stretch a pulled toe tendon?

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To stretch a pulled toe tendon, sit in a chair, and place heels on the floor while reaching down and pulling the big toe toward the ankle, advises WebMD. When pulling the toe, hold the position for 15 to 30 seconds, repeating the exercise two to four times.

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Calf-plantar fascia stretches may also help alleviate pain associated with a toe tendon. For example, sit with legs extended and knees straight with a towel looped around the leg to stretch, advises WebMD. The towel should be situated under the toes around the foot so the patient can pull back the towel to stretch the foot toward the body. The position should be held for 15 to 30 seconds to adequately pull and stretch the toe tendon.

Wall and stair stretches may help stretch and pull toe tendons. Patients can stand near a wall and step back with the left leg, keeping it straight while pressing the left heel into the floor, according to WebMD. The right leg should be slightly bent to stretch the left calf for 15 to 30 seconds. Standing with the balls of both feet on the edge of a stair while allowing the heel hang and stretch may also help to alleviate pain and pull toe tendons.

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