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safestretchSafeStretch™ wedges were designed by an orthopedic surgeon in order to safely stretch calf muscles while adequately locking the foot in the correct position. The wedges help develop flexible calf muscles that are strong enough to handle the stress of exercise, be it low impact or high impact. In addition to improving sports performance, flexible calf muscles increase walking endurance. This strengthening decreases the risk of acute muscle strains and foot injuries. And, regular stretching and strengthening of the foot and calf helps prevent chronic foot ailments like plantar fasciitis, painful flatfeet, knee, ankle and foot arthritis, diabetic forefoot ulcers and stress fractures. In some cases a strong flexible calf can even decrease stress and pain in the foot without surgery. Current ways of stretching calf muscles have inconsistent results. Stretching without calves, ankles and feet in the proper position may stretch and flatten the foot arch instead of lengthening calf muscles. Locking the foot in the correct position makes it stay stiff and protects its ligaments and joints. This allows for a better stretch of the calf muscles. Stretching this way eliminates the need for corrective surgery in many cases.

How SafeStretch™ wedges work

SafeStretch™ calf stretching wedges are based on our patented FootLock™ technology. The wedges are made of soft, comfortable, slip resistant natural rubber that allows for locking the foot joints by supination. Locking the foot into the correct position protects the arch and transmits the stretching forces to the archilles tendon more effectively. The tiny bumps on the surface of the wedges stimulate nerve endings and sooth sore feet.
To use the wedges, place on foot on a wedge of the appropriate side. The big toe and inner side of the foot are placed on the higher side of the wedge, and the heel and outer side of the foot are placed on the lower side of the wedge. Always keep the heel in contact with the wedge and the knee locked straight.
Place the opposite leg in front of the body. Move the body forward to bring the foot closer to the shin and feel the gentle stretch in the calf muscles. Hold the stretch for several seconds before relaxing. Stretch the opposite calf using the appropriate wedge. Both calves can be stretched simultaneously by placing each foot on its corresponding wedge and leaning against a wall. A few stretches every day will improve calf muscle flexibility while protecting the foot.

Warning: Wedges should only be used for stretching. Do not walk or run with the wedges. This may cause ankle injury.