As a regular hiker and backpacker, I am firm believer in strong ankles as the best way to prevent sprains and rollovers, rather than strapping, above-the-ankle boots, etc.
Try doing the calf raises barefoot - this is a less stable platform, and works the smaller stabilizing muscles much harder - you'll probably feel a significant difference in the foot muscles. And if over time you can graduate to single leg calf raises, that is even better.
Like any strength exercise, you should leave 48 hours between calf raises, rather than every night. ABC's are more in the nature of stretching and mobility exercises rather than strength exercises, so you can do those every night.
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