One of my calves is significantly smaller than the other after wearing a walking boot for 6 weeks for a foot fracture. Are there any effective calf-building exercises that don’t require going up the ball of the foot (e.g. calf raises)? I have arthritis in that foot from a Lisfranc injury and can’t put weight on the ball of my foot. I’ve been doing the ankle plantarflexion exercise with a blue theraband for weeks but it’s not buiding the muscle. Thanks in advance for any recommendations!
Calf muscle consist of Gastrocnemius and Soleus muscles. You can strengthen Gastrocnemius muscle by doing Eccentric calf strengthening, Full Squat and Football kicks with band. These will not put pressure on ball of your foot. Good Luck !