One body part athletes and exercise enthusiasts alike seem to often forget about is their ankles. Ankle tightness is a significant contributor to many injuries and problems with other parts of our body. Our muscles and tendons all interconnect. By keeping your ankles loose and stretched from your feet to your hips will help you avoid future injuries and make your exercising experience and every day life more enjoyable. And to do so is relatively easy by using simple items such as foam rollers, lacrosse balls, tables and walls.
- Overstress can cause tightness in your muscles as your body’s attempt to protect itself.
- Ankle tightness can affect more than your step, it also can affect your range of motion.
- You can use many different moves you can use to loosen up your ankles.
“I constantly feel the need to roll-out to make sure my body is nice and loose. Not only does it help my running performance, but it also helps ensure that I am not hobbling through life like the Hunchback of Notre Dame.”