Ankle Exercises keep Ankles Strong

By contactus@mid-michiganfootandankle.com
August 18, 2015
Category: Foot Care

Many doctors, coaches, and athletes acknowledge that of all the joints in the body, the ankle is the most injured in sports. Strengthening ankle exercises, however, can greatly reduce chances of injury. One of the simplest exercises is the balance move of standing on one foot at a time for an equal amount of time on each foot. Resistance bands are another option for ankle strengthening and can be found in most fitness sections of stores. Another option is through isometric exercise, which involves sitting on the floor and pressing the foot against something solid and immovable.

Exercising the feet and ankles regularly is a great way to prevent injuries. If you have any foot or ankle concerns, contact Dr. Andrew H. Cohen, D.P.M. of Mid-Michigan Foot and Ankle Center. Dr. Cohen will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Exercise for Your Feet

Exercise for your feet can help you to 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 often we 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 not to have any foot problems, it is an important gesture to take care of them to ensure its good health in the long run.

Some foot health exercises can include ankle pumps, tip-toeing, toe rise, lifting off the floor doing reps and sets, also flexing the toes and involving the shins may help too. It is best to speak with your doctor regarding how to do these fitness steps and how often is right for you. Everyone’s needs and bodies are different and it varies from individual to individual to determine what should be done for you to maintain strength in your feet.

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 feel free to contact one of our offices, located in Saginaw and Essexville, MI. We offer all the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet your needs.

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