How to Stretch the Muscles of the Ankle Area

Are you a sprinter? A jogger? A walker? Someone who ambles from the couch to the car? Whatever your speed, stretching your ankles will help get you from point A to B.

You will need

  • Comfortable clothing
  • A floor or chair

Step 1 Sit & plant feet Sit on the chair with your back straight and your feet planted on the floor.

Step 2 Cross leg & hold Lift and cross your right leg over your left, holding it with your right hand.

Step 3 Rotate clockwise Using your left hand, gently rotate your right ankle clockwise, going through the complete range of motion. Repeat this rotation 10-20 times.

Step 4 Rotate counter-clockwise Now rotate your ankle counter-clockwise the same number of times, again making sure that you go through the complete range of motion.

Step 5 Release & repeat Release your ankle, uncross your right leg, and place your foot back on the floor. Repeat the stretch in both directions with your left ankle.

Step 6 Release leg Release your left leg.