Hi everyone! Recently I have been experiencing ankle pain after walking. A bummer, but I can live with it. My ankle muscles need strengthening. I find my ankle turning sideways more often than not. Not good. And, I know that exercise is a natural pain reliever, so I started doing research into ankle exercises and came upon some that I wanted to share with everyone. This exercise has been working great for me, so it may also work for you. The exercise involves isometrics, using your own body weight for muscle strengthening purposes.
Stand up and place the inside of your foot against a firm surface such as a cushioned sofa, chair or doorway. Place your foot so that the cushioned part of your foot touches the surface. (The portion alongside your big toe)
Press your foot against the surface. Hold this tension for 10 seconds. Feel the muscles going from your ankle all the way to the top of your thigh work. It feels GREAT!!! Anyways, release the tension. Relax 10 seconds. Repeat this exercise five times.
Of course, this exercise may not be for your individual situation. So, use it at your own risk. Always consult your doctor before starting any new exercise, just to be safe.
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