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What are the best exercises to avoid an ankle sprain?

A: Strengthen your feet?


B: Work on your balance?

A study conducted in 2016 researched basketball players for 6 years and found that balance exercises were the variables most connected to avoiding ankle sprains. In another study in 2015,  researchers found those who had suffered a previous ankle sprain showed decreased re-injury from the introduction of balance exercises.

Currently, ankle sprains are more predominant in women than men and more frequently found in court sports like volleyball, basketball, and tennis. These sports challenge participants with repetitive cutting activities on surfaces with quick reaction speeds. By adding a simple balance routine to your workouts, you may be able to avoid spraining your ankle.

Another interesting note found in the 2016 study... After the 6 years, ankle taping had decreased from 90...

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