A Gentle Stretch for Achilles Tendonitis Video

Video Transcript

Hi, I'm Natalie. And today Veritas Health is bringing you a seated heal raise exercise to help treat Achilles tendon pain. Pain in the back of the calf or the back of the heel can signify a problem with the Achilles tendon. These exercises help reduce inflammation, if it's present, promote healing, and minimize stress on the Achilles tendon. If any of these exercises increase your pain, please stop and consult with your medical provider.

To do the seated heal raise, you can sit on the edge of your chair with your hands on your knees. You will lift your heels as high off the ground as you can, pressing the balls of your feet into the ground. Hold for two seconds, and then come back down. You can start with a set of 10, working your way up to performing three sets of this.

You can aim to take a 30 to 60-second break between each set of 10. Learn more about Achilles tendonitis on sports health. And be sure to subscribe to our channel for more videos like this. Thank you for watching.