Elastigirl stretched, and so should you! 3 Foot and ankle stretches that work!

 Elastigirl stretched, and so should you! 3 Foot and ankle stretches that work!

Toe Towel Scrunch: It is just what it sounds like. Lay a bath towel on a smooth surface and place your foot at the beginning of the towel. Scrunch your toes back and forth creating movement that brings more of the towel to you with each toe scrunch. Repeat until you have completed the full length of the towel. Complete 3 full length towel scrunch exercises with each foot.

Air ABC’s: Sit in a chair with one leg crossed over the other. Using the foot that is elevated, create ankle movement to write the ABC’s. Repeat activity with opposite foot and ankle. Air ABC’s ankle movement lessens swelling and increases ankle flexibility.

Toe Raises: Begin by sitting in a chair with feet flat on the floor. Using your shin and lower leg strength, keep your right heel planted while lifting your toes as high as you can from the ground. Hold for two seconds, then repeat with alternating leg and foot. This exercise increases strength and ability in the shin and lower leg muscles.

It is always important to remain active and do things that help you best recover from an ankle or foot injury. If you experience pain do not exchange this for professional assistance. Contact your podiatrist to get the help you need.

 

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RESOURCES: http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/

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