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Foot & Ankle Exercises


Updated March 27, 2008

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Ankle Pump Up
Foot & Ankle Exercises

Ankle Pump Up

Photo © Terence Vanderheiden, D.P.M.
This exercise helps increase ankle dorsiflexion and strengthens the muscles in the front of your lower leg (shin). Pull your foot up like you are trying to touch your toes to the front of your shin. Hold this position for 10 seconds. Start out doing 3 sets of 10 exercises and work your way up to doing 3 sets of 30 exercises. Try to do the exercises three times per day.

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