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Video: Ankle exercises to relieve arthritis pain

The final video in our four-part series shows exercises targeting arthritis pain in your ankles.

Get the printable guide for these exercises.

Preview of knee exercises for arthritis

Range of motion exercises for ankles

Ankle pumps

From a seated position, lift one foot slightly off the floor. Alternate flexing your foot toward you so your toes point upward, then point your toes away from you. The movement should resemble pumping a brake pedal on a car. Repeat 10 times with each foot.

Calf raises

Stand with feet shoulder-width apart. Rise up on your toes, lifting your heels off the ground. Hold onto a countertop or the back of a sturdy chair if you need to. Hold the position for 5 seconds. Relax and repeat the movement 10 times.

Toe raises

Stand with feet shoulder-width apart. Lift your toes off the floor, pressing your heels into the ground. Hold onto a sturdy object for balance if you need to. Hold the position for 5 seconds. Relax and repeat the movement 10 times.

 

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More arthritis exercises

Check out our other videos featuring range of motion exercises to relieve joint pain.

Part 1: Hand exercises to relieve arthritis pain

Part 2: Neck and shoulder exercises to relieve arthritis pain

Part 3: Knee exercises to relieve arthritis pain

View all videos in this series. Watch on YouTube.

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