Toe Walking | Merck Manual Consumer Version

Learn more about shin splints and exercises to stretch and strengthen leg muscles:

How to toe walk:

1. Stand on balls of feet with heels off the floor.
2. Walk on balls of feet while keeping knees straight.
3. Walk as far as able during given time frame, stop at point of fatigue.
4. Do 3 sets of 1 minute, 1 time a day.

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Video courtesy of Tomah Memorial Hospital, Department of Physical Therapy, Tomah, WI; Elizabeth C.K. Bender, MSPT, ATC, CSCS; and Whitney Gnewikow, DPT, ATC.
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