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Are there any stretching exercises I can do to help my ankle arthritis?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes

Arthritis in any joint should be exercised primarily through stretching or "range of motion" exercises.
For the ankle, i encourage patients to improve their range of motion by dorsi-flexing (toes towards you) and plantar-flexing (toes pointing away from you.) additionally, making clockwise and counter-clockwise circles with your toes also helps. Remember, "motion is lotion." always keep moving!

In brief: Yes

Arthritis in any joint should be exercised primarily through stretching or "range of motion" exercises.
For the ankle, i encourage patients to improve their range of motion by dorsi-flexing (toes towards you) and plantar-flexing (toes pointing away from you.) additionally, making clockwise and counter-clockwise circles with your toes also helps. Remember, "motion is lotion." always keep moving!
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Andrew Carroll
Love the saying, "Motion is Lotion". It's perfect for just about any joint pain. Keep it moving!
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Hi Andrew- It's yours to use!
Dr. Selene Parekh
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

In brief: Stretching

Depending on the severity of your arthritis, a variety of exercises can be performed.
Most of these focus on the up and down motion of the ankle. Taking a towel around the ball of your foot and pulling up towards your head, standing on the edge of a stair and dropping your heel as much as possible are some of the best exercises.

In brief: Stretching

Depending on the severity of your arthritis, a variety of exercises can be performed.
Most of these focus on the up and down motion of the ankle. Taking a towel around the ball of your foot and pulling up towards your head, standing on the edge of a stair and dropping your heel as much as possible are some of the best exercises.
Dr. Selene Parekh
Dr. Selene Parekh
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