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Foot and Ankle Exercises: Ankle Circles

Closeup of lower leg with rolled-up towel under calf. Circle indicates foot rotating in circle.

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 healthcare 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: Venson, John N, DPM
Last Review Date: 6/15/2012
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