May 29, 2010 at 3:29 pm

Just a thought…one of the best exercises for strengthening calves is to stand on a step, with your toes on the step, and your heels hanging off, and raise and lower yourself…bringing your heels above and below the step height…make sense?

If balance/coordination is an issue, you could also do it with something as small as a 2″ board, laid on it’s side…that would give you 2″ of room to start with. You can do as much or as little as you can stand…(no pun intended, I guess…:rolleyes: )

Plus, its cheap, easy, and can be done anywhere there is a step or raised surface.

All that said, I do understand that with many neurological issues, raising or lowering with your toes is difficult, if not impossible. So, please take this advice with that caveat in mind. If you can do it, it’s a great, simple exercise for leg strength. “The Governator” (Arnold Schwarzenegger sp?) credited it with helping him win his first Mr. Universe…many others struggled with defining their calves and lower leg muscles.

But, like I said…just a thought. 😎


March 27, 2010 at 2:36 am

I too had to learn to walk all over again & crawl .I had severe case 2006. I have been walking with arm cuff crutches for nearly 2 years now. When I get up or even sitting for awhile I have to check & see where my feet and legs are. Ithink that part is somewhat normal. I have sensory problems unable to walk without assistance,except for now in wheelchair due to broken foot due to my sensory problems, drop foot, & keep my left fist in a loose fist. Do you know if you have any sensory problems? you said you had to make sure where things are and your wobbly just be careful! II also get pain in my calves, its just one of our residuals.Lovely hugh?lol. Its great your able to do so much. Keep up good work.