While sitting in a chair, straighten your leg and hold for 6 seconds. Then lower your leg and rest for up to 10 seconds.
Repeat 8 to 12 times with each leg. Do every day, up to 3 times a day.
When this thigh-strengthening exercise becomes easy, you can add a light weight to your ankle.
Current as ofSeptember 20, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine Brian O'Brien, MD, FRCPC - Internal Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Joan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy
Medical Review:Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Brian O'Brien, MD, FRCPC - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Joan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy