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Corina Gill religiously uses elastic exercise bands on her feet, wrapping the band around the bottom of a foot, then flexing and pointing it. “It strengthens and warms it up,” she explains, “and I think it increases the mobility a little bit.” (Ricardo DeAratanha / LAT)
Corina Gill says her feet, “are like my musical instrument. You have to treat them with respect and care for them. You’ve only got one pair.” (Ricardo DeAratanha / LAT)
Ankle strains and sprains have plagued Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Peter Vagenas since college. (Ricardo DeAratanha / LAT)
Peter Vagenas says resting his feet is sometimes as important as working out. (Ricardo DeAratanha / LAT)
Tim McIntyre regularly performs calf raises to strengthen his Achilles tendons. (Ricardo DeAratanha / LAT)
Insoles ease Tim McIntyre’s Achilles tendons. (Ricardo DeAratanha / LAT)
Shay Murphy tapes her ankles during games and is careful off court. (Ricardo DeAratanha / LAT)
The 21-year-old Shay Murphy, a member of the USC women’s basketball team, is dealing with a stress reaction on the outside of her left foot — a chronic stress injury that’s one step away from a stress fracture. (Ricardo DeAratanha / LAT)