Calf Raises

 

  • Stand facing a stable surface (a kitchen counter, table, or back of a chair), feet approximately a shoulder width apart, and holding on to the surface with your hands for balance.
  • Lift your unaffected leg off of the ground keeping your affected leg on the ground. Raise your heel off of the ground shifting your weight to your toes.  If this is too much of a challenge initially, perform the exercise with both feet on the ground and work up to performing the exercise on one leg. 
  • Perform 2 sets of 10 and work up to 3 sets of 15.