Build balance, ankle flexibility and strength to prevent ankle sprains.

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How can I use preventative maintenance to avoid ankle injury?

Build balance, ankle flexibility and strength to prevent ankle sprains.

A sprained ankle is the most common injury sustained by athletes, and it is a common injury even among people engaging in everyday activities. Ankle sprains occur and reoccur because of failures in ankle flexibility and strength, but it is a fundamental loss of balance and control in the entire leg that precedes most ankle injuries. Training balance can reinforce the protective, proprioceptive mechanisms in the leg and decrease the chances of injury.

   

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