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The Top Methods To Avoid Spraining Your Ankle Through Sport

By Janine Weathers

Ankle sprains are so common as the ankle muscle is one of the weakest in the entire human body. It is vital that you prevent weak ankles via strengthening exercises, even if you’re not into serious sports.

If you have suffered from an injury in the past, the ligaments in your ankle have already been stretched and will not be as strong as they used to be. It is therefor crucial for you to take part in exercises to build strength back into your ankles as weak ankles tend to be extremely prone to sprains.

The most common ankle sprains are seen in sports that require sudden movements such as tennis. Other sports that require a lot of jumping can put strain on the lower leg as well and also increase the risks of ankle injury. Having strong ankles if you are into these type of sports is very important.

Studies have shown that using ankle supports such as tape, can drastically reduce the occurrences of ankle sprains. However, it’s not as simple as just getting some tape and mummifying your foot, there is a proper way to wrap your ankles in tape and if you are interested you should do some research or buy a book on how to bandage your foot the correct way.

The down sides to using ankle tapes is that the tape is not cheap and needs to be replaced ever so often. They need to be washed and dried after every use and this causes the tape to lose its effectiveness after a while as it tends to get stretched. There are alternative solutions to this though as we shall soon see.

Professional grade ankle braces are now available and although they’re quite a lot more costly than tape, you’ll never have to replace it. They are extremely comfortable to wear inside your shoe and don’t take nearly as long as tape to put on. All you have to do is slip your foot in, strap it up tight, and put on your shoe and you’re ready to go.

The Aircast and ASO ankle brace are just two of the many brands available on the market and both of these are top of the line and come in many different models for different types of sporting activities. What they all have in common is that they’re extremely quick to put on, add a much higher amount of support for your ankle and also reduce the risks of serious ankle injuries that take a long period of time to recover from.

Ankle braces do provide you with the confidence and strength in your lower leg but remember that you cannot solely depend on this alone, as warm up, stretching and muscle strengthening have a big part to play in injury prevention as well.

If you need more information with reference to the Aircast a60 ankle brace, we have a great article for you.

categories: ankle injury,sporting injuries,rehabilitation,illness and recovery,basketball,volleyball,tennis,soccer,football,sports and fitness,health,sports,Advise

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