• Ankle Range-of-motion exercises

    Range-of-motion exercises begin right after your injury. Try doing these exercises then putting ice on your ankle, up to 5 times a day. These are easy to do while you are at a desk or watching TV.

  • Alphabet
    1. Trace the alphabet with your toe, which encourages ankle movement in all directions. Trace the alphabet 1 to 3 times.
    2. Sit in a chair with your foot flat on the floor. Slowly move your knee side to side while keeping your foot pressed flat. Continue for 2 to 3 minutes.

     

  • Towel Curls
    1. While sitting, place your foot on a towel on the floor and scrunch the towel toward you with your toes.
    2. Then, also using your toes, push the towel away from you.
    3. Make this exercise more challenging by placing a weighted object, such as a soup can, on the other end of the towel.

    Talk with your physiotherapist if you have questions about how to do this or any other exercise.