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Strength Exercise for Achilles Tendon Injuries


Picture of stair stretch

  1. Stand on a step with your heel off the edge of the step.
  2. Push up on your toes, then slowly count to 10 as you lower yourself back down until your heel is below the step. If it hurts to push up on your toes you can put most of your weight on your other foot as you push up, or use your arms to help you.
  3. Repeat the exercise 8 to 12 times, half with the knee straight and half with the knee bent.
ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerDavid A. Fleckenstein, MPT - Physical Therapy
Last RevisedJanuary 3, 2011

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