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Ankle Strengthening Exercises to Try at Home

Ankle Strengthening Exercises to Try at Home/Work/Anywhere

by Paige Gibbens, PT, DPTLeave a Comment

The foot and ankle complex are the powerhouse of the body. It is the first thing touching the ground and absorbing everything the body does. While the foot and ankle are very important structures for the body, they are also very complex. There are 26 bones, 30 joints, and more than 100 muscles, ligaments, and tendons that help to support the foot and ankle. Having a strong foot and ankle is essential for injury prevention. How can you increase the strength of your ankles on the fly? Try doing 3 sets of 10 repetitions of these 5 exercises on the go.

1. Standing or seated heel raises

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2. Towel scrunches

Ankle Strengthening Exercises to Try at Home Ankle Strengthening Exercises to Try at Home


3. Towel inversion and eversion

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4. Single leg balance

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5. Single leg romanian deadlift

Ankle Strengthening Exercises to Try at Home Ankle Strengthening Exercises to Try at Home


Starting a new exercise can cause questions regarding technique or programming. If you have a question regarding your ankle strength, reach out to a member of our Athletico team to see one of our physical therapists for assessment.

Come see us if you are experiencing pain from a new exercise

When starting a new exercise routine, listen to your body. Muscle soreness is normal after trying a new exercise, but the pain is not. Contact Athletico for a free assessment if you notice aches and pains after beginning a new exercise program. Our Athletico team will assess your pain and recommend a treatment plan.

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*Per federal guidelines, beneficiaries of plans such as Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, VHA and other federally funded plans are not eligible for free assessments.

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