The ankles are where the foot connects to the leg. The ankle joint rotates and moves to adapt to different surfaces and help stabilize the body over your feet. Multiple ligaments, muscles and tendons wrap around the joint and help prevent excessive movement while also helping the foot and ankle to propel the body forward during movement.
It’s important to have good strength and mobility at the ankles to be able to maintain balance and stay steady on your feet as you age. Strong ankles will help prevent falls and ensure that you can navigate both even and uneven terrain.