Just about everyone has rolled an ankle at least once, and whether it was a mild sprain or a severe rupture, it’s never an enjoyable experience. Once you’ve rolled your ankle once, the risk of re-injuring that ankle increases greatly, due to the way the tendons are structured. To help protect yourself and stop repeatedly rolling your ankle, try these tips.
Physiotherapy and strengthening for the ankle
Anyone who’s seen a good physio knows just how beneficial the right treatment is. There are a wide range of strengthening exercises to strengthen the muscles in your ankle however a session or two with a physiotherapist to target particular muscles around the ankle can make a huge difference to your short and long-term recovery.
This is shown to be particularly effective for people with weaker ligaments and joints due to Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cerebral Palsy and more.
Wearing supports and insoles to stop repeatedly rolling your ankles
Often you can improve the stability of your ankles with a well-fit product. Both insoles and ankle supports can make a huge difference for your ankles, whether you’re wearing them for sports and exercise, or day to day life.
Selecting the right ankle support can be tricky, with so many choices available. And choosing one depends on the condition of your ankle. To make it easy for you, we’ve put together a guide: how to choose the right ankle brace or support.
For insoles, this can make a great improvement in your gait which stabilises your foot and ankle with every step. It’s important to make sure you go with a pair that are comfortable and well fit to get the most out of them.
It is recommended you speak with a podiatrist, physio or trained staff with an orthotics company like Bauerfeind, to get the best assistance you can.
For assistance selecting the right product for your needs, book a video consultation with a Bauerfeind expert: Book Video Call, or call us on 1300 668 466.
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Protecting your ankles
The environment you expose your ankles too, your general health and the care you provide your ankle joints after exercise, all make a difference when it comes to stability and strength in the joint.
Here are some great simple tips:
- R.I.C.E. principle whenever there’s any strain or injury. Rest the joint, Ice to manage swelling and inflammation, Compress with a bandage or sleeve to stabilise the muscle and Elevate the ankle to minimise swelling and pain.
- Weight. Being overweight can have an adverse effect on your knees and ankles. By maintaining a healthy weight you can reduce the strain on your ankles and strengthen the muscles supporting them.
- Stretching and activity. Keep your body moving with regular exercise and stretching afterwards to keep the muscles in your ankle flexible and strong.
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