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The Best Exercises To Prevent Ankle Pain

Ankles provide balance for when you are walking or running, allowing you to adapt to undulations on the ground. If you are feeling ankle pain near Hyde Park, make sure you visit us sooner rather than later to allow us to diagnose the potential problem and find a proper course of treatment. If you’re looking to prevent ankle injuries, check out these exercises you can complete anywhere at any time!


Ankle Circles

Sit on the ground with your legs bent in front of you. Cross one leg over the other and create slow circles with the raised ankle both clockwise and counter-clockwise to reach all areas. You may also consider spelling out the alphabet with your foot to gain more movement. When you finished with the first leg, cross over to the other one and do the same. 


Calf Raises

Stand on flat ground with your feet hip-width apart and shift your weight onto your toes. Slowly lift your heels off the ground and bring them back down. Repeat this exercise for thirty seconds on, thirty seconds off. Make sure your ankles are in a neutral position to prevent any rolling.


Single-Leg Balance

Stand on one foot and bend your standing knee slightly. Hold this position for thirty seconds and then come back up. Repeat this before or after a workout to strengthen your ankles while also working out the lower part of your body.


Contact us today if you are beginning to feel ankle pain near Hyde Park, and we will make sure to give you treatment options that will let you return to your normal activities and routines.


Mitchell Foot & Ankle

1338 E 47th St.
Chicago, IL 60653

Fax: 773-433-8108

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