Everyone should know how to treat (and prevent) Ankle Sprains.
Why? Because you don’t have to be ‘sporty’ to sprain your ankle!
Common causes and risk factors associated with ankle sprains include:
- a lack of conditioning
- inadequate warm up and stretching
- inadequate footwear
- training on uneven ground
- And the big one, a previous history of ankle twists and sprains.
How Do You Prevent An Ankle Sprain?
Any activity that challenges your ability to balance, and keep your balance, will help you proprioception (your body’s ability to know where your limbs are at any given time).
Be aware of the importance of good footwear. A good pair of shoes will help to keep your ankle stable, provide adequate cushioning, and support your foot and lower leg during the running or walking motion. Read More…
Plyometric training includes jumping and skipping type activities. These specific types of exercises help to condition and prepare the muscles, tendons and ligaments at the ankle joint.
Strapping, or taping can provide an added level of support and stability to weak or injured ankles.
Stretch and Strengthen
Click here to read more about stretches and strengthening.
Warm Up properly
A good warm up is essential in getting the body ready for any activity. Your Warm-Up will prepare your heart, lungs, muscles, joints and your mind for strenuous activity. Read More…