Single Leg Balancing : Ankle Pain Series

Single Leg Balancing

Single leg balancing is a great exercise that you can do at home that not only helps improve ankle strength, but improves balance which can help protect the ankle. After strain/sprain injuries, balance can be effected. This exercise is easy to set-up in the home. Simply find a flat surface next to a chair or counter that allows you to provide support and raise one foot off the ground. Your standing knee should have a slight bend to improve balance. Slowly remove your hand from the supportive surface and try to balance for up to 30 seconds. Reverse legs and repeat. Perform 3 times. If you are ready to increase the challenge stand on a pillow to provide an uneven surface. You can perform this exercise daily. Contact a medical professional if you are experiencing pain while performing this exercise