Reproduced from OrthoInfo. © American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. http://orthoinfo.aaos.org.
Main muscles worked: Gastrocnemius-soleus complex You should feel this exercise in your calf
Equipment needed: Chair for support
- Stand with your weight evenly distributed over both feet. Hold onto the back of a chair or a wall for balance.
- Lift your unaffected foot off of the floor so that all of your weight is placed on your affected foot.
- Raise the heel of your affected foot as high as you can, then lower.
- Repeat 10 times.
Tip: Do not bend the knee of your working leg.
Repetitions: 2 sets of 10
Days per week: 6 to 7
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