Could You Be Doing Calf Raises Wrong?

Do You Have Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendinitis, Or Some Other Foot Or Ankle Pain?

What If The The Calf Raises You're Doing To Help Your Plantar Fasciitis Ae Actually Making Your Pain WORSE?

Calf raises are common exercise for foot & ankle pain, but many people do them wrong.
Watch the video below to learn how to do calf raises the right way.

Is Your Exercise Program Helping Or Hurting Your Foot & Ankle Pain?

If you're like many people who have plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendinitis, you may be overpronating your feet when walking. (If you are unsure of what "overpronating" means, make sure to watch the video above for a full explanation.)  But if you're doing the same thing that's causing the problem while you're doing your exercises to help, it's no wonder that they aren't working.  Calf raises are a common exercise used to "strengthen" your ankle to help relieve foot and ankle pain, but if you're doing the exercise wrong, you may actually be better off not doing the exercise at all.

Use these tips to be sure you're doing calf raises correctly in order to relieve foot & ankle pain:

    1. Start out with your hands on the wall and have your ankles neutrally aligned.
    2. Go up on your toes making sure you keep your ankles straight.  Don't allow your feet to roll in or out. 
    3. Move straight up and down slowly!
    4. Do only as many repetitions as you can correctly!  It's the quality of the exercise that matters more than the quantity.  Over time, you'll be able to do more repetitions while still keeping good form.

Still not sure? Check out our article on When Is Foot Arch Pain Not Plantar Fasciitis?

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6 Easy Ways To East Plantar Fasciitis, written by St. Louis Plantar Fasciitis Specialist Dr. Dave Candy, Physical Therapist. 6 Easy Ways To Ease Plantar Fasciitis is full of self-treatment for plantar fasciitis. Published by More 4 Life Physical Therapy serving St. Louis County MO: Ballwin, MO; Manchester, MO, Chesterfield, MO; Ellisville, MO; Des Peres, MO

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