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Foot and Ankle Exercises: Single-Leg Heel RaisePerson standing next to counter standing on tiptoe on one foot, other knee bent with foot raised to back.

This exercise is designed to stretch and strengthen your feet and ankles. Before beginning the exercise, read through all the instructions. While exercising, breathe normally and don’t bounce. If you feel any pain, stop the exercise. If pain persists, inform your health care provider:

  • Stand, using a sturdy counter for balance only. Lift 1 foot and stand with your weight on the other foot.

  • Rise up on your toes, then lower back onto your heel.

  • Repeat 10 times. Do 3 sets a day.

Online Medical Reviewer: Larson, Kim APRN, FNP
Online Medical Reviewer: MMI board-certified, academically affiliated clinician
Last Review Date: 9/24/2013
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