• Press your hands together, elbows down.
  • Raise your elbows as nearly parallel to the floor as possible, while keeping your hands together.
  • Hold for 10 to 30 seconds. Repeat three to five times.

This exercise stretches the front of the ankle muscles.

  • Sit toward the front edge of a chair and lean back, using pillows to support your back.
  • Slide your feet in front of you, away from the chair, so your legs are outstretched.
  • With your heels still on the floor, point your toes away from you until you feel a stretch in the front part of your ankles. If you don’t feel a stretch, lift your heels slightly off the floor while doing this exercise.
  • Hold the position briefly. Repeat three to five times.