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Foot and Ankle Exercises: Ankle Circles

Foot with ghosted-in positions showing foot rotating.This exercise is designed to stretch and strengthen your feet and ankles. Before beginning the exercise, read through all the instructions. While exercising, breathe normally. If you feel any pain, stop the exercise. If pain persists, inform your health care provider.

  • Sit straight-legged on the floor or other firm surface.

  • Resting your ______ calf on a rolled-up towel, use your foot to draw circles in both directions or write the letters of the alphabet in the air.

  • Continue for ______ seconds. Do ______ times a day.

Online Medical Reviewer: newMentor board-certified, academically affiliated clinician
Online Medical Reviewer: Whittaker, Kay C, MS, APRN,FNP
Last Review Date: 8/13/2013
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