You might try rolling your tight calf muscles over a foam roller, and massage (you doing it on your own calf) or another person massaging can help keep the calf loose. You want to stretch the belly of the muscle, not the tendon. Over stretching at the tendon will pull at the attachment site to the bone, can cause a tendon strain. Joint flexibility at the ankle is limited by bone, tendon, ligament and muscle. I can't remember in that order. Just don't stretch to the point of pain. Hope this helps.
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