Leg Exercise - Eversion Ankle Exercise

Commonly Used For: Foot pain, ankle pain or dysfunction.

Video Transcription: I'm going to show you how to do an ankle eversion exercise. It works the muscle that's along here on the outside edge of your lower leg. It is important for providing ankle stability and preventing inversion ankle sprains. So you're going to need a length of exercise band that you can get online or at most sporting goods stores [here's one at Amazon.com]. You're going to want to tie a loop at the end, put it around your foot, and then step on it, go around your opposite foot. Hold it nice and tight, your going to point your toes and then just bring your toes out to the side, making sure that your knees stay straight up and down, you don't want your whole leg rocking as you do this it's just your ankle that's moving and you should feel the muscle working right in here. Slowly out and slowly back. Don't let the band whip you back to the starting position like that, it's part of the exercise to control it on the way back in. So that is your ankle eversion exercise.


WARNING! These exercise demonstration videos are designed to be educational. Please consult with your doctor before attempting to perform any of these exercises. If you experience any pain or discomfort, do not continue the exercise. STOP and consult your doctor!