Side Step Exercise:
The Side Step Exercise works the hip, quads and calf muscles. This exercise helps with ankle pain by helping strengthen the hips and legs and improving lateral ankle stability. This exercise can be performed at home on a stable flat surface. In a slight squat position, side step in one direction. Once you reach the end of the area, sidestep back in the other direction. Proceed at a speed you feel you can stay balanced. If you feel unstable during this exercise, stand near a long surface that you can hold onto while performing this exercise. Check out our YouTube Channel for more tips on injury prevention, treatment, and exercise.