Ankle Health

Ankle health and mobility are critical in sports and living an active life in your golden years. Give this a try.
By
Jake Crandall
September 20, 2021

8 Foot Exercises for Healthy Feet and Ankles

The exercises we show here have an emphasis on active movement in various angles and ranges of motion.

A lot of people don’t fully explore the movement our feet and ankles are capable of, and this results in stiffness and weakness. The first step is knowing that it is actually possible to move this way, and the next and best step is to practice!

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1. Foot Circles with Toes Flexed (Curled)

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Do 10-15 reps in each direction for 2-3 sets.

2. Movement Coordination

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Do 10 repetitions of both variations for 2 sets.

3. Diagonal Patterns

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Do 10-20 reps for 2-3 sets.

4. Rolling Up Onto the Toes

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Do 5-8 reps for 3 sets.

5. Squats with Ankle Rotation

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Do 5-8 reps for 3 sets.

6. Ankle Rolling Side-to-Side

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Do 5-8 reps for 3 sets.

7. Weightbearing Ankle Circles

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Do 10 reps in each direction for 2 sets.

8. Calf Raises

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Do 8-12 reps for 3 sets.


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