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Rolled your ankle? Tired of the same issue? Start building strength and stability!

Rolled your ankle? Tired of the same issue? Start building strength and stability!

When we think of injuries an ankle sprain is often referred to as ‘’just an ankle sprain’’ and is not given the same attention to an injury such as lower back pain however if ankle pain is not diagnosed and treated early long term stiffness and pain can develop. When you come to see an Osteopath we will not only treat the ankle pain but also look into why the injury occoured in the first place and come up with a plan to stop it reoccurring into the future. One muscle group that often gets very tight when you have ankle pain is the calf complex.

Below you will be able to find a calf exercise that will help with ankle pain and mobility issues. The ankle joint is a major joint that connects the lower leg to the foot and if not functioning well can put more stress through the knees, hips and even the lower back so book into see your Osteopath today and look after your long term health!

Start with the below foam rolling drill before progressing to the dorsiflexion ankle mobility drill. Once the pain begins to subside and your practitioner gives you the go ahead, we can move to one legged stability and strength exercises like the 1 leg Kettlebell Deadlift.

 

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