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Calf exercise

I am 8.3 weeks post op and at my 8 week mark, the therapist gave me an exercise I wish to share. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Use both legs to stand tip toe. Shift the weight to one leg. Slowly bring the weight bearing heel to the ground. [...]

I am 8.3 weeks post op and at my 8 week mark, the therapist gave me an exercise I wish to share. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Use both legs to stand tip toe. Shift the weight to one leg. Slowly bring the weight bearing heel to the ground. ( I took a video of this, but the media add option is not working). The is the first exercise which burns my calf, so I feel like I am progressing.

Not that I would cheat on my therapist, but…. Does anyone want to share their favorite exercise?

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Thanks BD! I just tried that and it works them calf muscles big time.
I got a new exercise from my PT last week and have been doing it several times a day; raise up and walk on my toes for 20 - 30 steps (I’ve been adding steps daily) and then walk an equal number of steps on the heels. I still can’t do a heel lift from a dead flat position, but when I rise up on the toes using both feet, I can hold the injured heel up for awhile when I release the good foot. I meet with my PT tomorrow and want to get onto the treadmill and eventually start jogging / running.
Good Luck with yours!
Jack

1 Jack July 31, 2013 10:52 pm

That’s a great one, BD. I like the soldier walk these days. It’s an exaggerated walk–really push off the ball of the injured foot as you step forward. I do this all around the house.(It really freaks out the cat.) Thanks for sharing!

2 kellygirl August 01, 2013 1:13 am

JACK- Did your toe walk at lunch and and i’m going to add it to my workout. Thanks. Funny thing- my PT added single leg heel raises today. Harder than they look.

Kellygirl- do you do the walk slow or normal speed?

3 brokendad August 01, 2013 3:45 pm

That’s a great one. Squats increase lower body and core strength

4 geometry dash June 12, 2019 12:34 am

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