The ankles are one of the most ignored joints along wth our wrists in terms of flexibility, injury prevention, and athletic performance. When talking in terms of structural integrity, the base is the single most important factor. Our ankles act as our base, and as such, should be of the utmost importance.
Ankles are stability joints that must very quickly absorb force, then help shift and stabilize weight for the next movement. This occurs faster than we can think, so we rely on learned motor patterns and reactions. We must make sure these motor patterns are correct, and strong. This way, throughout everyday life, as well as activities, we can move as freely as possible, with minimized risk of injury.