Prevent ankle sprains
1. - Warm up before playing sports or exercising. - If you run, for example, start with a quiet walk to warm up the ankle joint before starting to walk the pavement.
Use a bandage if necessary while you are exercising to stabilize your ankle joint. Also, if you are learning a new sport, be careful not to play at full intensity until you are fully prepared for the activity.
2. - Be cautious on uneven surfaces. - Because your ankle is weakened by the sprain, you could twist it again if you are not careful while walking on an uneven surface.
3. - Wear appropriate shoes. Some people think that high-top tennis shoes help stabilize their ankles when they exercise. - No matter what your activity, wear shoes that fit you well and that are comfortable. Make sure the soles are not slippery, since you risk falling, and avoid high heels for a while.
4. - Try physical therapy. - A physical therapist can give you exercises that will strengthen your ankles and surrounding muscles so that you are less likely to injure your ligaments again.
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