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Suzie Says... Let's Talk About Ankle Sprains and Exercises

Updated: Jun 29, 2020

Disclaimer: This article is intended to be for educational purposes only, and does not constitute medical advice or replace professional assessment. Please seek a professional assessment before undertaking a new exercise program especially if you have any medical conditions, any previous or current injuries or other health / physical concerns. If you undertake any of the exercises within this article you do so at your own risk.

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An ankle sprain, in particular spraining the outside of your ankle (lateral ankle sprain) is the most common ankle injury that people suffer from. You may 'go over' on your ankle stepping off a step, walking on cobblestones, hiking the Inka Trail, putting your foot down in the wrong place, going over on high heels, stumbling home after a few too many drinks with new found friends...the list goes on! In my opinion it's never 'just a sprain' that should be 'pushed through'. If left untreated it can lead to chronic ankle instability causing long-term issues like ankle osteoarthritis.

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