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While sitting: Point your foot down and try to rotate your foot in a circle. Then do the same pointing your foot towards your shin. Lastly bend your foot straight up and down at the ankle joint. Do this multiple times a day. These exercises will hep you to regain motion at and around the ankle joint. ...Read more
I'm having ankle pain on the inside of the ankle, any exercises or stretches i can do to loosen it up?
I have very weak ankles, and have sprained both. What can I do to make working out easier on them? Footware or stretches to suggest?
What causes a restless feeling and strong urge to repeatedly crack ankle in someone who started running about 2 months ago? Any appropriate stretches?
Cracking: Don't keep cracking. There is usually no problem in crepitant in a joint. The repeating "sport" of cracking a joint is not good for you. Just stop doing it. ...Read more
I have a aching in my hip and it streches down the back of my thigh and down to the ankle. What could it be?
Sciatica : Is a possibility.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have patellofemoral syndrome on my right knee. How do you recommend i fix this? What stretches and workouts? And u recommend ankle weights?
Physical therapy : Conservative approach initially with relative rest, considering a temporary change to low impact activity, physical therapy with quadriceps strengthening, assesing your footwear (orthotics otc or custom) and possibly icing after activity. Treatment should be individualized based on physical exam - may involve physical therapy with stretching of the hip, iliotibial band, hamstring and calves. ...Read more
What are the best stretches for sciatica? Pain goes from tailbone through left buttocks down leg into left ankle. Is heat or ice better?
Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. Ice recommended for 1st 48 hrs, then ice or heat is fine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What type of streches/exercises can I do to at home to stretch my 10 months old baby's Achilles tendon; ankles are very tight and never puts foot flat?
See doctor first: I would not advise doing any stretches on your baby's feet or ankles without first checking with the pediatrician, preferably a pediatric orthopedist or podiatrist. While stretching may be helpful, it can also cause problems such as subluxing joints or tearing or rupturing soft tissues (tendons, ligaments, nerves, blood vessels). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer