Heel Raises

Man doing heel raises

Heel raises strengthen the calf muscles. Do 8 to 12 repetitions several times during the day.

  • Stand with your feet about 10 centimetres apart, with your hands lightly resting on a counter or chair in front of you.
  • Slowly raise your heels off the floor while keeping your knees straight. Hold for about 6 seconds, then slowly lower your heels to the floor.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Brian O'Brien, MD, FRCPC - Internal Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Joan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy

Current as ofNovember 29, 2017

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