4 Tips to Avoiding a Sprained Ankle

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4 Tips to Avoiding a Sprained Ankle

Posted On: November 17, 2017 by Core Physical Therapy in: Prevention, Sprained Ankle

With the winter months just around the corner, there will be ample opportunity for Iowans to experience sprained ankles. They’re common for indoor sports such as basketball, and can occur when someone slips on ice. Today, Core PT would like to offer these tips to decreasing your chances of spraining your ankle: Build up your strength   It’s not just bodybuilders or weightlifters who should be concerned about strength. Any time you work on your muscles, you decrease your chances of becoming injured. Squats, lunges and dips can all make your ankles stronger.   Core strength is also important when it comes to preventing injuries. More hip control means your body won’t keep moving in the same direction if you abruptly change trajectory. This is important, because if your body pushes past what your ankle can control, you could fall.   Work on balance   Just as better strength can prevent injury, so can better balance.

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