The Small, Weird Thing That’s Interfering With Your Squats—November 30, 2016 reporter Alexa Tucker writes on a surprising thing that may interfere with doing squats. 

"Stiff ankles may be interfering with your range of motion when squatting," explained David S. Levine, MD, foot and ankle surgeon at HSS. Poor ankle mobility can result from past injuries or everyday stress. Squatting with poor ankle mobility can lead to aches and pains in other joints.

Dr. Levine recommends 3 exercises (and explains how to do them) that can be done even while you are sitting at your desk or on your couch to strengthen your ankles: ankle pumps, rolling chair exercise and tennis ball exercise.

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