Warming Up Stretching For Seniors And The Elderly

Ankle Circles

Warming up stretching exercises for seniors and the elderly are light repetitive activities usually referred to as limbering up exercises. The ankle circles exercise below is an example of a warming up exercise for the ankle joint, calf muscle, shin muscles and foot.

This exercise is best done sitting down for increased control and relaxation of your ankle. Simply extend your knee to straighten out the leg, then begin rotation of the ankle.

Sometime there are sounds like clicking and popping that accompany this exercise. Stop if there is any pain, otherwise it is likely a tendon snapping. Let’s get started.

Purpose of this exercise

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How to do Ankle Circles

How to do Ankle Circles

More Lower Body Stretches

1. Seated Lifts

2. Standing Quadriceps Stretch

3. Back Stretch

4. Inner Thigh  Stretch

5. Calf Stretch

6. Hip Side Stretch

7.  Hip Rotation Stretch

8. Soleus Stretch

9. Ankle Circles

10. Hamstring Stretch

11. Knee To Chest

12. Ankle Stretch

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