Ankle Stretches

The ankle stretch, stretches the front ankle muscles.

  1. Remove your shoes.


  2. Sit toward the front edge of a chair and lean back, using pillows to support your back.


  3. Slide your feet away from the chair, in front of you, so your legs are outstretched.


  4. With your heels still on the floor, point your toes away from you until you feel a stretch in the front part of your ankles. If you don't feel a stretch, lift your heels slightly off the floor while doing this exercise.


  5. Hold the position briefly.


  6. Repeat 3 to 5 times.



Summary:
  • Sit in chair.
  • Stretch legs out in front of you, feet off of floor.
  • Bend ankles to point feet toward you.
  • Bend ankles to point feet away from you.
  • If you don't feel the stretch, repeat with your feet slightly off the floor.

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Last Editorial Review: 2/10/2003