Ankle Sprain Prevention and Treatment

To help prevent an ankle sprain from occurring it is important to wear shoes that are comfortable. Stretch before and after your workout. Strengthening the muscles that control the ankle are also an important step in preventing injuries to the ankle. This is especially true of strengthening the peroneal muscles.

If you’ve ever had a sprain, talk to your doctor about what you can do to support your ankle when you’re active. Consult your doctor for advice on how to avoid an ankle injury while participating in sports.

Ankle sprains are common in some people. This can be caused by a combination of things, such as ligament scarring and extra looseness as a result of previous ankle sprains, or insufficient rehabilitation after previous sprains. This can cause weak muscles to develop around the ankle joint, particularly on the outside (peroneal muscles). It can also produce a proprioceptive deficit, which is the inability to judge where your foot is in relation to your leg.

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Dr. P. Roman Burk
Providing experienced private practice podiatry services in the Caldwell and Meridian, ID area since 2007.