6th October 2019


What causes chronic ankle instability?

Chronic ankle instability is a condition characterized by a recurring giving way of the outer (lateral) side of the ankle. This condition often develops after repeated ankle sprains. Usually, the giving way occurs while walking or doing other activities, but it can also happen when you're just standing.

Similarly, it is asked, what does it mean when you have weak ankles?

Weak ankles are the instability of the feet, as well as increased lateral pressure on the underneath portion of the feet. Often times, weak ankles are worsened by rolling an ankle, which can cause swelling and more severe pain. We provide numerous weak ankle exercises as well.

How can you strengthen your ankles?

Method 1 Exercising While Sitting Down
  1. Perform ankle turns. Ankle turns are one of the easiest exercises you can do to strengthen your ankles.
  2. Perform an alphabet range of motion. Using your ankle, “write” the letters of the alphabet.
  3. Tap your toes.
  4. Roll your ankles.
  5. Use a resistance band.
  6. Try weighted ankle lifts.

What exercises strengthen ankles?

The walking calf raise will strengthen both the calf muscles and improve balance at the ankle. Put one foot in front and raise up on to the tip toes. Swing the back leg forwards and raise up on to the toes again.
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