Calf strengthening

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Exercise C1. Double calf raises

Starting position

Stand holding onto back of the chair.

 

Exercise

Slowly rise up onto your toes.
 

Hold for 5 seconds.
 

Slowly lower.
 

“Slowly up, hold, 2, 3, 4, 5, slowly down”.


 

 

Exercise C2. Single calf raises

Starting position

Stand holding onto back of the chair.

 

Stand on your arthritis leg.

 

Exercise

Slowly rise up onto your toes.
 

Hold for 5 seconds.
 

Slowly lower.
 

“Slowly up, hold, 2, 3, 4, 5, slowly down”. 


 

 

Exercise C3. Calf raises over edge of step

Starting position

Stand on a step with your heels over the edge.
 

Hold onto the back of a chair for support

 

Exercise

Slowly rise up onto your toes.
 

Hold for 5 seconds.
 

Slowly lower down, so your heels are below the step.
 

“Slowly up, hold, 2, 3, 4, 5, slowly lower all the way down”.


 

 

Exercise C4. Single calf raises over edge of step

Starting position

Stand on your arthritis leg on a step with your heel over the edge.


Hold onto the back of a chair for support.

 

Exercise

Slowly rise up onto your toes.


Hold for 5 seconds.

Slowly lower down, so your heel is below the step.


“Slowly up, hold, 2, 3, 4, 5, slowly lower all the way down”.