Strong feet and ankles are less likely to get injured and have problems, and indeed there are strengthening exercises that can help. Try simply flexing then pointing your feet, rotating your ankles, walking on or picking things up with your toes, walking on your heels, or standing with heels hanging over the edge of a step then pressing them downward. You can also lean against a wall, extend a leg behind you keeping your knee straight, and press your heel toward the floor. This stretches and strengthens your calf muscle, which goes a long way toward keeping Achilles tendon issues at bay. Even just grabbing your toes and pulling them toward you or standing on one leg at a time can do wonders! The best part is that all of these exercises are easy to do and can be done at all different times of the day.
To find out more ways to strengthen feet and ankles, give Dr. O, DPM a call at (303) 805-5156. Podiatry Associates, P.C. has three locations for your convenience, near Denver, CO—one in Parker, CO, one in Cherry Creek, and the other in Castle Pines.