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Ankle Strengthening Exercise

Preventing Injury to the Ankle

Most people sprain their ankle during sports activities or while walking or running on an uneven surface. Athletes who are required to move from side-to-side are most susceptible to ankle sprains.

So, how can you prevent ankle injuries?

Ankle strengthening exercises can be an important part of a conditioning program to improve strength and balance.

In addition to ankle strengthening exercises, the following can reduce your risk of an ankle injury:

  • Maintain a well-balanced diet to keep a healthy weight and keep muscles strong.
  • Wear shoes that fit properly.

  • Replace athletic shoes as soon as the tread wears out.

  • Be in proper physical condition to play a sport.

  • Warm up and stretch before sports or exercise.

  • Run on even surfaces

If you have already injured your ankle, once it has healed completely, do some ankle strengthening exercises to prevent re-injury. These exercises make the muscles stronger, thus providing protection to the ligaments associated with the ankle.


Our AnkleTough® Rehab System is an easy-to-use resistive exercise system that comes complete with an exercise instruction card to help you strengthen and condition the muscles and tendons surrounding your ankle.

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