The ankle joint is one of the major weight bearing structures in the body. As a result of this function and partly due to its structure, the ankle is the most commonly injured joint. Every year, an estimated 2 million people are seen by a physician for ankle sprains, strains, and fractures.
Injury to an ankle can increase the risk of re-injury to as much as 40 to 70%. For this reason it is important to strengthen and stretch your ankle after injury to help decrease your risk.
Rehabilitating your ankle should be done slowly and carefully. Start with non-weight bearing exercises, moving to resisted exercises, and then weight bearing activities as your ankle recovers.
Review the ankle exercises below to rehabilitate your ankle to recovery.