Ways to Build Up Your Ankles

Social dancing is a great way to mix it up when you’re looking for new ways to be active, have fun, and meet people. San Antonio has many different studios where you can learn swing, Latin, ballroom, and all sorts of other types of social dance. Dancing is good for the body and the mind, since it forces you to move and think about what you’re doing. It also challenges your sense of balance. Because of this, you really need to have strong ankles to support you while you spin and twirl! If you have weak ankles now, though, that’s ok. Ankle strength is something you can improve.

People have weak ankles for a variety of reasons. It might be a natural problem—you simply haven’t built up your lower limb strength. It could also be the consequences of an injury you’re recovering from. Sprains destabilize ankle joints, making your lower limbs much weaker. In either case, a little physical therapy can improve your joint stability, function, and strength.

Here are a few basic physical therapy exercises for ankles that could help you improve your joint stability:

These are just a few physical therapy exercises for ankles that could benefit your lower limbs. The best way to build up your ankles is to have a plan personalized for your needs. Dr. Darren Silvester and our team at Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic in Pleasanton, TX, can help you with that. Make an appointment with us through our website today, or simply call us at (830) 569-3338.

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