How to Strengthen Ankles & Calves

This stretch will strengthen your calf muscles and ankles. Watch this short video for an exercise to recover from sprains, increase stability and walk freely.

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Exercise step by step

  1. Objective: Tight calves and confident gait.
    Tight calves and confident gait diagram - Elastoplast
  2. Starting Position: Place the front third of your feet on the step or something similar, holding onto the railing if necessary.
    Feet on a step position - Elastoplast
  3. Movement: Lift yourself onto your tiptoes. Slowly lower yourself again until your heels are lower than the step.
    Repeat 2 sets of 15, 3 times.
    Lifting to tiptoes position - Elastoplast
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For the advanced: carry out the same movement one foot at a time.

Before you begin any of these exercise routines, be sure to check with your doctor. Once you have your doctor’s approval, begin exercising slowly and stop if you feel any pain or discomfort. Make sure to rest if you feel you are overexerting yourself.

Please note that none of the above given tips or recommendations substitute medical advice. Important: consult a health professional in case of an injury or if you suspect overuse of joints or a medical condition such as a fracture. A physician should be consulted in those acute cases when the condition is accompanied by reddening, swelling or hyperthermia of joints, ongoing joint trouble or severe pain and/or are associated with neurological symptoms (e.g. numbness, tingling, loss of motion).

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How to Strengthen Ankles & Calves - Exercise Video