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  1. While sitting in a chair, straighten your leg and hold for 6 seconds. Then lower your leg and rest for up to 10 seconds.
  2. Repeat 8 to 12 times with each leg. Do every day, up to 3 times a day.
  3. When this thigh-strengthening exercise becomes easy, you can add a light weight to your ankle.
By Healthwise Staff See additional information
Primary Medical Reviewer Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Joan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy
Current as of April 8, 2013

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