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3204 Strengthening exercises for calf muscles

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Hello Your podiatrist has examined you and has found that the calf muscles in one or both of your legs, are weak. We think that this weakness may be contributing to your foot, ankle or lower limb pain or discomfort. Your calf muscles consist of the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles. In this video we will show you some exercises to help strengthen your calf muscles. The calf muscles are responsible for pointing your foot towards the floor. They are important in propelling us forward when we run, walk or jump. The easiest and simplest way to strengthen your calf muscles is to do heel raises which involve pushing up onto your toes. To begin you may want to do this sitting down, but as your muscles strengthen, you will be able to do it standing up. From a sitting or standing position, slowly raise both heels off the ground at the same time, so that you are standing on tip toes. Hold this position for two seconds, and then slowly lower your heels to the ground. Repeat this ten times. After a short break, do another 10 heel raises, and then another ten, so that in total you do three sets of 10 heel raises. Once you are able to do the heel raises whilst standing, you can progress to walking on your tip toes. Push up onto your toes and walk for 20 steps. Do not let your heels touch the ground After a rest, walk another 20 steps on your tip toes, and then again, so that you do three sets of 20 steps. If you find the exercises painful, you should stop, and if you have any questions, please speak to your podiatrist.

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Duration: 1 minute and 54 seconds
Language: English
License: Dotsub - Standard License
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Views: 3
Posted by: richardwh on Mar 8, 2017

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