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Limited ankle mobility and/or tight calf muscles can lead to knee injuries.

Updated: Oct 3, 2023

Limited ankle mobility and/or tight calf muscles can lead to knee injuries. The ankle joint is responsible for dorsiflexion and plantarflexion, which are the movements of pointing the toes up and down. When the ankle joint is not able to move through its full range of motion, it can put stress on the knee joint. This is because the knee joint has to compensate for the lack of mobility in the ankle joint.


Here are some of the ways in which limited ankle mobility can lead to knee injuries:

▪ Increased risk of ACL injury

▪ Increased risk of patellofemoral pain syndrome

▪ Increased risk of IT band syndrome


Here are some exercises that can help to improve ankle mobility:

▪ Triplanar Calf stretch

▪ Ankle circles

▪ Ankle rockers

▪ Calf Raises

▪ Toe Raises

▪ Low Bear

If you are experiencing knee pain, limited ankle mobility, or tight calves, come see us! We will assess your ankle mobility and musculature, then recommend treatment and exercises to improve it. You can schedule an appointment by calling or texting us at (615)-900-5187 or by scheduling online at www.tennesseebackpaincenter.com





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