Brenda....Yes just slowly lift your leg straight out, and hold for a second or two....then lower back down to the floor. And yes you can do this with out any weights.
If you can do maybe 10 on each leg every other day....then progress to 15 for a week.....then 20 for a week....I would say when you get to 25 raises on each leg you could then invest in some ankle weights.
They are not very expensive. In PT I went from no weights to 1 lb....next week 2lb.....next week 3lb....I think when I finished PT I was at 5 lbs.
I have only 2 1/2 lb. weights at home... so I just strap both weights on one leg at a time to give me 5 lbs.
I am liking my hubby's work out bench, as I can do these raises with out having to strap on my weights......I just put my ankles under a padded portion of the bench, and raise any amount of weight I want.
Really works good for lower leg pain and muscle spasms....as in I have less of them the more I keep to my routine.
You are doing GREAT Brenda...
Sometimes it is harder to think about exercising ....than actually doing it HUH....after a weel or two your muscles will get used to it.
Remember with MS....my physical Therapist told me do a little and rest a little....do a little and rest a little. She said the goal with MS is not to fatigue yourself. I find if I do 5 minutes and rest 5 minutes I am ok.
Congrats....I am doing a backflip for you .......
did you see it.....
I am quick......
No one saw it.....???
Take care all.......Kim