Exercises To Increase Ankle Strength
No matter what, your feet and ankles will inevitably be subjected to pressure and strain. Ankle or foot injuries are the most common sports related injuries to athletes.
Strengthening the shin muscle helps reduce risk of ankle and tendon injury.
Negative Calf Raises
Help Prevent Achilles Tendinitis. Stand on a step with your toes on the edge and your heels hanging off. Push up with both feet into a calf raise. Left one leg off the step, and lower your other leg so that your heel drops below the step.
An active exercise and strength-builder, walking lunges not only help improve weak ankles, but they help with balance, too.
Ankle Pump Up & Down
The ankle pump up is similar to the towel tug in that it stretches the calf muscles and increases ankle dorsiflexion. Pull your foot up like you are trying to bring your toes to your shin. The ankle pump helps increase ankle plantarflexion.
Band Point & Flex
Slowly point and flex the toe against
the band. Keep the movements slow through each transition. Focus on ankle stability.