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how to stop getting sprained ankles at dancing?

4 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Balance/Brace: Balance the ligaments- stretch achilles and strengthen the peroneal tendons (outside). Brace- stirrup style or lace up ankle brace. No high heels.
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Physical Therapy: Strengthening of the ankle musculature and ligaments through physicial therapy can be very helpful.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry 14 years experience
Evaluation: If you are suffering from recurrent sprains, you may have laxity in the ligaments that make up the ankle. You may need a course of physical therapy for retraining, a brace for use during dancing or if there is severe laxity or tear of the ankle ligaments surgery to strengthen the ankle. See a specialist (podiatrist or foot/ankle orthopedist) for an evaluation.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Lower the heels: Maybe, that would help.
Dr. Victor Khabie
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
See a physical therapist and work on ankle strengthening
Apr 17, 2013

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