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What exercise(s) do u recommend to strengthen ankles to wear heals & walk more securely w/o tripping? Minor ataxic gait but not to point o/instability

What exercise(s) do u recommend to strengthen ankles to wear heals & walk more securely w/o tripping? Minor ataxic gait but not to point o/instability

Please minimize use!: I'm sorry to not provide the answer you're looking for. I don't know if there are any exercises that help you wear high heels more, but even if there are it would be unwise to give you info that would allow you to wear them more often because it's so bad for your health- see http://bit.Ly/1bnsjku ; http://wapo.St/1c2qow8 it's not that you should never wear them but only on occ. For short times. ...Read more

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What is a good way to strengthen my ankles?

What is a good way to strengthen my ankles?

Single leg hops: Hopping on one leg in a figure 8 is what i learned to have professional athletes do to allow them to return to sport after injury. Physical therapist all have tricks and specialized techniques as well. Also, try using a balancing ball/pad to work on proprieception with both then one leg. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How can I strengthen weak ankles?

Therapy: Propioception exercises work well to strengthen ankle ligaments. These exercises are best learned under the guidance of a physical therapist. ...Read more

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What are good exercises to strengthen weak ankles?

What are good exercises to strengthen weak ankles?

Peroneal tendon: Strengthening excersises, achilles tendon stretches and strengthening. ...Read more

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How can an overweight person strengthen their ankles?

How can an overweight person strengthen their ankles?

Loose the weight: Your ankles carry the weight of your body and weight loss would be a great start. ...Read more

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What are some exercises to strengthen your ankle and reduce the risk of injury?

What are some exercises to strengthen your ankle and reduce the risk of injury?

ABC's: Pretend your big toe is your pencil point. Sit in chair without letting your foot touch. Now "write" your abc's- small or caps. While brushing your teeth balance on one foot for 1-1/2 min (spit), balance on other foot for 1-1/2 min. When this gets easy, close your eyes. Do these 2x a day. It helps range of motion and propioception ( balance). ...Read more

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Can you suggest exercises that I could do to strengthen my ankles to prevent injuries?

Resistive bands.: Try strengthening your ankle against the resistance of bands. You can get these through a physical therapy location or sporting goods store. You can strengthen the plantar flexors, dorsiflexors, inverters and everters of the ankle. ...Read more

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How can I strengthen my ankles so that I can prevent injuring my ankles, and jump higher.

Balance: The easiest is to work on your balance. Stand on 1 foot at a time - increase the amount of time you do this and add some opposite leg movements to challenge yourself as you improve. Go to About.com - they have good exercises for lots of orthopedic problems. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do to strengthen my ankle after a sprain?

What exercises can I do to strengthen my ankle after a sprain?

Proprioceptive train: Therabands work well to work on strengthening. Balance boards/bosu balls, etc. Are great for proprioceptive training. ...Read more

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My 11 year old son plays hockey but he has very weak ankles. What is a safe way for him to strengthen his ankles?

My 11 year old son plays hockey but he has very weak ankles. What is a safe way for him to strengthen his ankles?

Yes there is: It is not only a question of strength but often balance. This link is a good place to start. http://www.active.com/fitness/articles/12_ways_to_build_ankle_strength_for_top_performance. ...Read more

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How can I strengthen the ankle after a foot injury?

How can I strengthen the ankle after a foot injury?

Physical therapy.: See an Athletic Trainer or Physical Therapist, who will instruct you on the correct strengthening exercises. ...Read more

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What're some ankle strengthening exercises?

What're some ankle strengthening exercises?

Many: Hi: there are many and most you already know such as belt pulls, ankle lifts, jump rope, balance boards and etc. Best regards: dr. Mark reed placentia-linda foot & ankle group drs. Mark and melanie reed 1275 rose drive, suite 136 placentia, ca 92870 fax: (714) 528-0739 office: (714) 528-2252 www.Footpain.Org drmreed@footpain.Org. ...Read more

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What are some good ankle strengthening exercises?

About 6 weeks: 6 weeks is typical to heal a fracture in the foot well enough to return most to normal, everyday activities. You might need more bone depending on where and how extensive the fracture(s) are. Return to physical activities such as sports might need more time as well. Talk to a podiatrist or orthopedist for specific guidelines. ...Read more

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What are some good strengthening exercise for my ankle that i could do at soccer practice ?

Ankle: I would enter into Google ankle sprain. The same exercises we use to rehab a sprained ankle are helpful to prevent them. They are simple exercises and typically can be done with a resistance band ...Read more

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What are some exercises for ankle/foot strengthening after cast removal?

What are some exercises for ankle/foot strengthening after cast removal?

Theraband: If your foot/ ankle is stiff after cast immobilization then rom / strengthening exercises can begin. We generally show our patients how to work on gentle range of motion of their ankle and subtalar joint. We also show them theraband ( rubber band stretch materiel in different resistances)exercises they can do @ home. Also'stork' or balance training can be done. See a pt for home instructions.! gl! ...Read more

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How does the physiotherapist determine when i'm ready for stretching and strengthening exercises after my ankle sprain? When is the right time?

How does the physiotherapist determine when i'm ready for stretching and strengthening exercises after my ankle sprain? When is the right time?

Varies: Remember you are dealing with experts- physiotherapist require years of training before they receive their degrees. The transition from symptomatic treatment to more active stretching is typically based on decreased swelling and pain. As symptoms further improve strengthening exercises are added. If at any point progression is difficult a return visit to physician is warranted. ...Read more

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