Ankle inversion (Strength)

Ankle inversion (Strength)

What you should feel?? When performed correctly, you will feel the muscles in your inner ankle burning. You may also feel discomfort at the ankle however you need to be able to recognise the difference between muscle and joint pain. If your muscles are burning, this is a good thing. Depending on how strong your foot is you may also fatigue in the small muscles and joints of the foot.


  • Tie your band around something solid and sit on the ground with your legs in front of you
  • When relaxed your band should pull your foot outwards (evert)
  • Gently turn the foot inwards to resist the band, and slowly return to the starting position
  • Ensure the shin bone does not turn, in order to keep the movement isolated to the ankle
  • Continue with the agreed time and sets

Main muscles targeted:

  • Ankle inverters
  • Muscles of the foot for stabilisation of the band

Main benefits:

Ankle inversion exercises are mainly used to strengthen the muscles of the ankle which contribute to ankle stability. It can also be used to strengthen ankle inversion if you have an imbalance between inversion and eversion.