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5 Ankle Strengtheners You Need In Your Workout Routine

HSS physical therapist and senior director of rehabilitation Jason Mayerhofer, PT, DPT, MSPT, MTC, CSCS, SFMA, USATF-1, explained how to strengthen the ankle and prevent future injuries in an article by U.S. News & World Report.

"The number one predictor for a future ankle injury is having an injury in the first place. Depending on the degree of the sprain, a ligament or ligaments can be stretched, partially torn or ruptured. This increases the risk of laxity at the ankle complex and further increases the potential for subsequent injuries in the future," said Mayerhofer.

To strengthen the ankle, Mayerhofer recommended exercises such as calf-raises, single-leg balances and lateral lunges.

"More force is generated during eccentric loading of a muscle and tendon complex, and this is where you truly will build the muscle durability," Mayerhofer noted.

Read the full article at health.usnews.com.