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How should I do shin raises?

Dr. Vonda Wright, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
Here's how to do the wall shin raises exercise:
1. Stand with your back and shoulders against the wall, with your feet shoulder width apart and about one foot in front of the wall.

2. Raise your toes as high off the ground toward your body as you can with your weight on your heels.

3. Slowly lower your toes until they are almost but not quite on the floor, and then flex them up again. Repeat this ten times.

You will feel the burn in your anterior tibialis muscle in the front of your shin. As you get better at this exercise, you can "pulse" quickly from flexing up and extending your ankle down.
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Shin raises can be completed most anywhere but your best area will be somewhere that allows you to be elevated at least 2 inches off the ground:

  • Find a surface that is elevated
  • Stand on that surface with your heels on and the balls of your feet hanging in the air
  • Slowly lift your toes, flexing your feet towards your body
  • Following, lower you feet back to starting position
  • Allow your feet to go lower than starting position for full range of motion

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