7 exercises to do everyday for ankle and knee health is for folks who want to feel good & enjoy life in their body every day. Maintaining the health flexibility and stability of these foundational joints is easy. In keeping with the theme of this series, a little attention and a touch of discipline is all it takes. Can be done wherever you are with no need to go to the gym. Read more, to have more! Article 2: Ankles and knees.
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What, Why, How & When
What ankle and knee health means:
Ankle and knee health means healthy hips and healthy low back too.
Often in the fitness world we spend so much time taking care of the middle of the body while stuffing our feet in shoes and disregarding our connection to the ground. Yet when we focus on ankle and knee health, we begin to gain control over our mobility. The tangible effects of that can be perceived up the chain of your body in places like our hips and our low back.
Why ankle and knee health is important:
The lower leg houses many of the muscles that move our ankle and toes through space.
Taking the time to condition the lower leg will improve:
- Balance and agility.
- The communication from the ground throughout the entire body.
The muscles in the lower leg have the ability to differentiate the individual movements possible in the ankle and the foot. This dexterity and specificity allows for quick responses when the environment presents the many obstacles we encounter as we move through space.
How ankle and knee health relate to parts of the body above.
When the lower leg is capable of all of its activities the information taken in from the ground force (the sharp rock on the hike, or the sudden step off of a curb) passes through the knee and gets relayed to the hips.
This conversation between the ankle and the hips, fostered by the abilities of the lower leg, keeps us upright and functional.
- Mobility in the ankle equals freedom in the knees.
- Stability in the ankle equals better balance and efficiency.
When you know you have improved Ankle and Knee health.
Think about tying your shoelaces.
- Are you able to squat down without thinking about it?
- Do you stand on one foot and lift your other foot to tie your shoes?
Both of these actions require healthy knees and ankles.
- If you squat down with ease then you have great mobility in your ankle.
- If you stand on one foot then you’re a stability rock star.
Imagine having the dexterity to play piano with your toes. Okay that might be a reach but being able to differentiate the movement of your four little toes from your big toes improves balance and control in the rest of your body.
Yes some of these things may seem like party tricks, but if you continue to hone the muscular skills in the lower legs your feet, ankles, and knees can keep you moving throughout a long and healthy life.
The 7 Exercises to Do Everyday for Ankle and Knee
Block and band Ankle mobility
Watch Block and band Ankle mobility
watch Quadruped Rocking
Quadruped rocking knee lifts
watch Quadruped Rocking Knee Lifts
Squat knee drop, thigh stretch, knee pull
watch Squat knee drop, thigh stretch, knee pull
Calf raises and bent knee raises with ball
watch Calf Raises And Bent Knee Raises With Ball
Foot tap drumming
watch Foot tap drumming
Making the Connections
- Your body is a remarkable collection of interdependent parts, each with a specific role by design.
- You'll have the most fulfilling experience in your body when you see to the health and well-being of the individual and inseparable parts.
Take a few minutes to explore the connections from head to toe, parts above and parts below!
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Kim's Experience (Age 42)
before 7 exercises to do everyday for ankle and knee
I have to catch the subway for work twice a day lately. I've noticed my knee aching and burning especially when I was descending the stairs to the train. It was really becoming a problem, especially when I was in a rush.
I made an appointment with my doctor and she pointed me to this list of 7 exercises to do everyday for ankle and knee health. I really needed my pain-free knee back, so I began doing them immediately.
After 7 exercises to do everyday for Ankle And Knee
After two weeks of doing the 7 exercises every day, the pain in my knee was virtually gone. I find it acts up again *only* when I haven’t been doing the exercises! Needless to say, they are now part of my daily routine which takes me less than 20 minutes! Totally worth being able to prevent my knee pain.
Jonathan's Experience (Age 51)
before 7 exercises to do everyday for Ankle And Knee
I recently began to experience hip and back pain when I go hiking. I went to my friend Emily, a physical therapist for some advice. After hearing my situation she explained how sometimes the source of pain lies in unexpected places. In your case I believe your hip and back pain is coming from imbalances in your knee and ankle joints.
She pointed me toward the 7 exercises resource and told me to do these every day for a week.
After 7 exercises to do everyday for Ankle And Knee
I was blown away that for 15 minutes a day and in under a week I was experiencing significant reduction in hip and back pain while hiking! I told Emily and she said keep doing those and then move onto the upper legs when you’re ready.
That was six weeks ago and I’ve never felt better. Thank you Emily and Fitstreams.club.