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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 a few inches 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.

Current as of: November 16, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Joan Rigg PT, OCS - Physical Therapy

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