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What are some exercises to strengthen your ankle and reduce the risk of injury?

What are some exercises to strengthen your ankle and reduce the risk of injury?

ABC's: Pretend your big toe is your pencil point. Sit in chair without letting your foot touch. Now "write" your abc's- small or caps. While brushing your teeth balance on one foot for 1-1/2 min (spit), balance on other foot for 1-1/2 min. When this gets easy, close your eyes. Do these 2x a day. It helps range of motion and propioception ( balance). ...Read more

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Can you suggest exercises that I could do to strengthen my ankles to prevent injuries?

Can you suggest exercises that I could do to strengthen my ankles to prevent injuries?

Resistive bands.: Try strengthening your ankle against the resistance of bands. You can get these through a physical therapy location or sporting goods store. You can strengthen the plantar flexors, dorsiflexors, inverters and everters of the ankle. ...Read more

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What are good exercises do to strengthen previous sports injury (on knee, ankle, calf)?

What are good exercises do to strengthen previous sports injury (on knee, ankle, calf)?

Here are some: Straight leg raises wall squats single leg squat (only 45 degrees) calf raises and calf drops from a step a formal session with a physical therapist could be worth while to get you on your way previous ankle sprains need specific treatment to improve range and proprioception. ...Read more

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Exercise for people with ankle injury history?

Exercise for people with ankle injury history?

OTC Ankle brace: You're better off using an otc brace or splint that trying to tape yourself up at home. It's not as easy as the professional trainers make it look. You could also just see a podiatrist - many of us stock simple braces for simple sprains. ...Read more

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Why does elevating an injury (like a broken ankle) help? Does it only reduce swelling or something more?

Why does elevating an injury (like a broken ankle) help? Does it only reduce swelling or something more?

Reduce swelling: Elevating an injury is a way to reduce swelling. Elevation should be used in conjuction with ice, and compression whenever possible. Ideally the injured limb should be raised above heart level. Decreasing swelling will in turn decrease pain, stiffness. Decreasing pain and stiffness will allow for an easier transition to physical therapy when the time comes. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How can I strengthen the ankle after a foot injury?

How can I strengthen the ankle after a foot injury?

Physical therapy.: See an Athletic Trainer or Physical Therapist, who will instruct you on the correct strengthening exercises. ...Read more

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Physio suggests knee pain is biomechanical as little swelling and have altered gait from ankle injuries trying taping and strength exercises ?

Physio suggests knee pain is biomechanical as little swelling and have altered gait from ankle injuries trying taping and strength exercises ?

Agree: If there is no history of trauma and no instability, catching , or locking then this may be mechanical. Therapist don't not diagnose but provide evaluation. A knee specialist can provide you with a formal diagnosis. ...Read more

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4 weeks ago i fell and tore ligaments in both my left knee and ankle. Having two injuries on the same leg, what physical therapy exercises can I do?

4 weeks ago i fell and tore ligaments in both my left knee and ankle.  Having two injuries on the same leg, what physical therapy exercises can I do?

See details: Without being able to examine the areas, it is impossible to offer specific advise. You should direct this question to the doctor who evaluated the knee and ankle. ...Read more

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Pain at r ligament of l ankle 11 weeks after sprain. 1 doc said ligament injury, wear brace n rest to heal. 1 doc said ankle exercise. Who's right?

Pain at r ligament of l ankle 11 weeks after sprain.  1 doc said ligament injury, wear brace n rest to heal. 1 doc said  ankle exercise.   Who's right?

Both: Depending on the severity, immobility is the first step. Gentle range of motion should be started early and then progress as tolerated to include strengthening. I would put more weight on a specialist if you went to see one. You should call them and ask this question. ...Read more

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What are some good ankle strengthening exercises?

What are some good ankle strengthening exercises?

About 6 weeks: 6 weeks is typical to heal a fracture in the foot well enough to return most to normal, everyday activities. You might need more bone depending on where and how extensive the fracture(s) are. Return to physical activities such as sports might need more time as well. Talk to a podiatrist or orthopedist for specific guidelines. ...Read more

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What are good exercises to strengthen weak ankles?

Peroneal tendon: Strengthening excersises, achilles tendon stretches and strengthening. ...Read more

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What're some ankle strengthening exercises?

Many: Hi: there are many and most you already know such as belt pulls, ankle lifts, jump rope, balance boards and etc. Best regards: dr. Mark reed placentia-linda foot & ankle group drs. Mark and melanie reed 1275 rose drive, suite 136 placentia, ca 92870 fax: (714) 528-0739 office: (714) 528-2252 www.Footpain.Org drmreed@footpain.Org. ...Read more

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What are some good strengthening exercise for my ankle that i could do at soccer practice ?

Ankle: I would enter into Google ankle sprain. The same exercises we use to rehab a sprained ankle are helpful to prevent them. They are simple exercises and typically can be done with a resistance band ...Read more

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What exercises can I do to strengthen my ankle after a sprain?

What exercises can I do to strengthen my ankle after a sprain?

Proprioceptive train: Therabands work well to work on strengthening. Balance boards/bosu balls, etc. Are great for proprioceptive training. ...Read more

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