Top
20
Doctor insights on: Exercises To Strengthen Ankles After Sprain

Share
1

1
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

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Peter Ihle
1,152 Doctors shared insights

Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain, but with ice, time, rest, & activity modification they heal over a few weeks, 3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


2

2
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

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
What exercises will help strengthen my 4 month old double ankle sprain?

What exercises will help strengthen my 4 month old double ankle sprain?

Oooh sounds like: You have much ankle instability. There are many different exercises available, but I would recommend having formal physical therapy performed. There is much more that needs to be done then simply exercising to recover from ankle sprains to ensure you do notcontinue to have them repetitively. ...Read more

6

6
How soon should rehab n strengthening exercises start after a 2nd grade ankle sprain? Should I wait till there's totally no more pain when walking?

How soon should rehab n strengthening exercises start after a 2nd grade ankle sprain? Should I wait till there's totally no more pain when walking?

3-4 weeks: Typically it takes 3-4 weeks for ligaments to heal. Starting physical therapy around that time may assist with balance, proprioceptiom, and strengthening. You'll still have residual swelling for a while so don't wait until there is no pain. However if pain continues to increase, you might need to get reevaluated for a possible pathologies (olt) that can happen with severe to moderate sprains. ...Read more

9

9
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

See 2 more doctor answers
10

10
How can I exercise my ankle after a sprain?

How can I exercise my ankle after a sprain?

Range of motion: You can exercise your ankle by doing range of motion exercise. Pretend your big toe is a pen and write the alphabet in capital letters. Do 2-3 sets, 2-3 times per day. You can also get a theraband and exercise the ankle against resistance. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
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

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
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

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
Could I still exercise on elliptical machine on a sprained ankle?

Could I still exercise on elliptical machine on a sprained ankle?

Yes, as tolerated: After initial rest, ice, compression and elevation, ankle rehabilitation involves moving the ankle. Initially the up and down motion akin to pressing and releasing the gas pedal in the front to back plane is suggested. Lateral movement will come later as pain and swelling subside. An elliptical trainer provides gentle front to back motion at the ankle and can be started as soon as tolerated by you. ...Read more

15

15
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

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
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

17

17
What to do if I sprained my ankle a week ago, how do I help mend it, and strengthen it up?

RICE therapy is best: Rest, ice, compression and elevation are always recommended for the acute treatment of an ankle sprain. Physical therapy may be prescribed for the moderate to severe sprain. ...Read more

19

19
What exercises should I do with an ankle sprain?

Off weight bearing: You can run your feet hrough range of motion making figure eight's or spelling out the alphabet. You should also do peroneal tendon strengthening excercises. ...Read more

20

20
How to know what exercises should I do on an ankle sprain?

How to know what exercises should I do on an ankle sprain?

Some suggestions: Using a resistance band around your forefoot, hold the ends of the band with your hand and gently push your ankle down as far as you can and then back to the starting position. Repeat 10 times. Tie the resistance bands around a fixed object and wrap the ends around your forefoot. Start with your foot pointing down and pull your ankle up as far as you can. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Payam Rafat
1,196 Doctors shared insights

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