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What are physical therapy exercises for a sprained ankle?

What are physical therapy exercises for a sprained ankle?

Gradual exercise: Exercises including plantar flexion, dorsiflexion, and foot circles should be started early, once acute pain and swelling subside, to maintain range of motion. The intensity of rehabilitation is increased gradually. Ankle splints or braces can limit extremes of joint motion and allow early weight bearing while protecting against reinjury. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more


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What are the most effective proprioception exercises for a deltoid ankle sprain?

What are the most effective proprioception exercises for a deltoid ankle sprain?

BAPS board: The baps board or balance board, or wobble board is the absolute best exercise for rebuilding and strengthening the ankle. You can start barefoot, progress to single leg standing on a pillow, then finally the wobble board as you get stronger. ...Read more

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What are the most effective strength training exercises after a deltoid ankle sprain?

What are the most effective strength training exercises after a deltoid ankle sprain?

Balance board!!: After recovery from an ankle sprain, whether deltoid or lateral ligaments, the most effective exercise I have found for my patients is the use of a balance board. They are cheap and effective in improving strength of the muscles/tendons around the ankle and improving proprioception. Always consult your physical therapist and foot/ankle specialist before new activities/exercises. Good luck! ...Read more

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How does the physiotherapist determine when i'm ready for stretching and strengthening exercises after my ankle sprain? When is the right time?

How does the physiotherapist determine when i'm ready for stretching and strengthening exercises after my ankle sprain? When is the right time?

Varies: Remember you are dealing with experts- physiotherapist require years of training before they receive their degrees. The transition from symptomatic treatment to more active stretching is typically based on decreased swelling and pain. As symptoms further improve strengthening exercises are added. If at any point progression is difficult a return visit to physician is warranted. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle, how do I exercise?

Sprained ankle, how do I exercise?

You: Don't until you are healed. You can do seated resistant exercises with weights. ...Read more

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What are the exercises i can do for my sprain ankle?

What are the exercises i can do for my sprain ankle?

Stretch easily: If your ankle is steadily improving, you may begin stretching exercises, but passive range of motion (no weight or force of gravity or muscle) the best stretches for leg and ankle-using stretching bands or towel, sitting with leg extended and place the band under the foot like a stirrup, and gently pull your foot to the inside and the to the outside. There should be minimal pain. ...Read more

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What are some ways I can exercise while recovering from a sprained ankle?

What are some ways I can exercise while recovering from a sprained ankle?

Oui ou Non.: So how bad was the sprain, and how long ago did you sprain it? Exercising too aggressively or too soon may stall the recovery or even set you up for a re-injury. Exercising too little or too late have cause the recovery time to be increased. Best to have your ankle examined to frame the recovery exercises in the most appropriate manner. ...Read more

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What is commonly used to heal my sprained ankle and still continue with my exercises?

What is commonly used to heal my sprained ankle and still continue with my exercises?

Ankle brace: Use an ankle brace for stability and do exercises that don't need pressure on the injured foot or ankle. ...Read more

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Dr. Wenjay Sung
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Ankle Sprain (Definition)

Ankle sprains are very common injuries. There's a good chance that while playing as a child or stepping on an uneven surface as an adult you sprained your ankle--some 25,000 people do ...Read more