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Stay active, even with stiff ankles

Exercise and stretch daily to keep ankles flexible. Ankle stiffness can do a number on your mobility. It can make it difficult to remain active or even get out of bed in the morning and walk across the room. “Motion restriction usually occurs more in the upward than downward direction, so it becomes harder to walk uphill, wear flat shoes, or keep feet pointed straight ahead,” says Dr. Christopher DiGiovanni, chief of foot and…

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