Initial exercises to start straight away (3-4 times a day)

Please note: these exercises are to be completed only if advised by your doctor or physiotherapist. You should stop the exercises if they cause an increase in pain until you are seen in an orthopaedic, fracture or physiotherapy clinic.

Ankle and foot range of movement exercises. Repeat these 10 times each.

1. Point your foot up and down within a comfortable range of movement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. With your heels together, move your toes apart, as shown in the picture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Make circles with your foot in one direction and then change direction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have any queries regarding the above exercises, please consult your treating doctor or physiotherapist in your upcoming appointment.


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