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Effective Ankle Stretches

Many people enjoy exercising and performing stretches that can target specific areas of the body. Unfortunately, the ankles are often overlooked and are only noticed if an injury occurs. The ankles provide balance and mobility to the feet, and they must remain strong and flexible. This can be helpful in avoiding an injury, such as a sprained or broken ankle. Some stretches can stabilize the ankle joint, which may help to reduce the chances of incurring an injury. One effective stretch is called a soccer kick, which is done by standing with one foot in front of the other while lengthening one leg and tapping the toes forward. This is started with the arms above the head, and are brought down as the leg is elongated. Ankle pumps are also effective, and can be accomplished by standing with the legs apart while lifting up onto the balls of the feet, and repeating several times. If you would like to learn about additional methods of how to exercise the ankles, it is suggested that you confer with a podiatrist who can provide you with useful information.

Exercising your feet regularly with the proper foot wear is a great way to prevent injuries and build strength. If you have any concerns about your feet, contact one of our podiatrists from Palmetto Podiatry Group of Anderson. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Exercise for Your Feet

Exercise for your feet can help you gain strength, mobility and flexibility in your feet. They say that strengthening your feet can be just as rewarding as strengthening another part of the body. Your feet are very important, and we often forget about them in our daily tasks. But it is because of our feet that are we able to get going and do what we need to. For those of us fortunate enough to not have any foot problems, it is an important gesture to take care of them to ensure good health in the long run.

Some foot health exercises can include ankle pumps, tip-toeing, toe rises, lifting off the floor doing reps and sets, and flexing the toes. It is best to speak with Our doctors to determine an appropriate regimen for your needs. Everyone’s needs and bodies are different, and the activities required to maintain strength in the feet vary from individual to individual. 

Once you get into a routine of doing regular exercise, you may notice a difference in your feet and how strong they may become.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Anderson, SC . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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