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Why does my ankle keep giving out after exercise?

Why does my ankle keep giving out after exercise?

Weak ligaments: If your ankle is giving out alot, you need to strengthen it. Making the full alphabet with your ankles, trying to stand on one leg and then hopping as you become stronger are all great exercises for the ankles. Wearing an ankle support, icing after activity are key and shoes with ankle support. If these donot help, you need to see your physician. ...Read more

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I've had pain in my ankle since january when i was kicked in the ankle at football. I get pain after exercise in my ankle and knee. What's wrong?

I've had pain in my ankle since january when i was kicked in the ankle at football. I get pain after exercise in my ankle and knee. What's wrong?

Get re-evaluated: Your goal and the doc's is to get you back to full speed. The original injury may be more than a minor contusion, and if it begins to change your movement, the instability can cause a change in gait which can also affect the leg. You need to get rechecked. Options for treatment may include conservative means such as bracing or if the injury is severe, surgery may be warranted. ...Read more

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Both of my ankles keep giving out. What could be the cause? I had surgery on my left so I know why they gives me problems but why do they both?

Both of my ankles keep giving out. What could be the cause? I had surgery on my left so I know why they gives me problems but why do they both?

See your doc.: At 18 years old, if you're finding difficulty bearing weight on your ankles, that would indicate a problem that needs imaging (at the very least an xray) to me... go see your doctor and good luck! ...Read more

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What can explain my ankle giving out on me?

What can explain my ankle giving out on me?

See the doctor...: Can't really make a comment with your symptom because it's too broad. You should have it examined if there's any doubt...Without an injury history, you would want to find out what is going on. ...Read more

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What to do if I have cracking ankles everytime i exercise?

What to do if I have cracking ankles everytime i exercise?

Crackling Ankles: Crack, snapple, and pop ankles are typically a sign of some ligamentous looseness that allows the tendons to move a little more than they should. It is normally a nuisance more than an actual problem. If my patients have pain with this noise it is of course a more serious problem. Look into single leg balancing exercises as a daily routine to gradually make your ankles stronger and stiffer. ...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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I had a orif ankle what kind of exercise i can do?

I had a orif ankle what kind of exercise i can do?

Range of Motion: Depending on how long ago the fracture occurred will dictate your exercise, if it is greater than 8 weeks, you should be walking, probably still favoring it. Keep walking, that is the best, try wearing a good supportive shoe or running shoe for now, I know it's not fashionable, but it will guarantee your getting into a fashionable shoe quicker. ...Read more

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Hurt my ankle. How long until i can exercise again?

Hurt my ankle. How long until i can exercise again?

Depends on type: Ankle sprains could have a great variation from a mild sprain of the outer ankle to high ankle or more serious outside and inside ankle. Also you could tear tendons on the outside part of the ankle called peroneal tendons and fractures: ankle fracture, the 5th metatarsal or talus. You need a podiatrist to exam and diagnose you before you could get an answer. Stop exercise immediately! ...Read more