I got an email from a reader who was looking for some ankle sprain exercises.
I am wondering if you have any ideas for a calf exercise for a person with an ankle injury. They are non- weight bearing and have very little ROM in the ankle (a few degrees of flex/ext). The Dr. would like him to continue strengthening the leg, in particular the gastrocs, however pain levels are quite high.
Thanks! I have really enjoyed your updates and the muscle imbalances revealed.
I have one exercise for Nat.
It focuses on range of motion in the ankle and working the gastroc at a low level.
Here it is:
Ankle Sprain Exercise
==> Ankle Sprain Exercise in Supine
Ankle Sprain Exercise in Sitting
Ankle Sprain Exercise on the Floor
Ankle Sprain Exercise on the Wall
I will put up some more ankle sprain exercises soon.
Rick Kaselj, MS
Other ankle sprain and injury articles that may interest you:
- Do Your Clients Have Knee Injuries? Then Look at their Ankles! by Eric Cressey
- Why Your Ankle Exercise Rehab Program is Not Helping Your Clients
Here are some other videos on ankle sprains and injuries:
Exercise and Ankle Injuries
Causes of Over Pronation
A Fitness Education Course where I talk more about ankle injuries: