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Leg and Knee Exercises: Heel RaiseBack view of man holding on to bar for support. Arrow shows him raising up on tiptoes.

This exercise is designed to stretch and strengthen your knee. Before beginning, read through all the instructions. While exercising, breathe normally and use smooth movements. If you feel any pain, stop the exercise. If pain persists, inform your health care provider.

CAUTION

  • Don’t lock your knees.

  • Don’t arch your back.

  • Stand with both feet flat on the floor, shoulder-width apart.

  • If you need support, steady yourself with your hand on a ledge, wall, or table.

  • Raise both heels so you’re standing on your toes.

  • Hold for ______ seconds. Slowly lower your heels to the floor.

  • Repeat ______ times. Do ______ sets a day.

Note: As you become stronger, stand on one foot at a time, and raise that heel off the floor.

Online Medical Reviewer: Bellendir, Trina, MSPT, CLT
Online Medical Reviewer: newMentor board-certified, academically affiliated clinician
Last Review Date: 3/9/2013
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