The long axis of the shoe should provide maximum torsional control of foot rotation (pronation/supination). The midsole of the shoe should have moderate to firm vertical support. This, along with a firm heel counter, translates stability to the ankle.
Neutral (mild pronators) – Over-the-counter orthotics may be beneficial
Moderate to Excessive Pronators or Pes Cavus feet – Custom orthotics
Provides increased stability for the foot and ankle.
Increase flexibility in the calf allows for the ankle stabilizers (muscles) to function more efficiently.
Provides maximum support while playing sports.
Provides light ankle support.
Excellent for strengthening the ankle.
Provides relief for pain and reduces swelling and inflammation.
**Please consult your physican before engaging in an exercise program.**
With all strengthening exercises, start with 3 sets of 10 repetitions. If you experience any sort of pain reduce your reps to 3 sets of 5. For all stretches, repeat 3 times holding each stretch for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Using RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) can be beneficial in the treatment of injuries as well.
|Gastrocnemius (calf) Standing Stretch
||Soleus Standing Stretch
|Foot Up Elastics Exercise
||Foot Out Elastic Exercise