Ankle Pain Exercises
Exercises and stretches can make a huge difference in the amount of pain you feel when you have suffered from an ankle injury. Although it may seem like an oxymoron to exercise when you’re in pain, it actually reduces the amount of pain you will feel and encourages healing, assuming you do the exercises for ankle pain properly.
In addition to performing the ankle pain exercises properly, it is important to protect the ankles and provide them with needed support during such activities. Tuli’s® Cheetahs offer support during exercises, as will the Cho-Pat® Dynamic Ankle Compression Sleeve. By wearing one of these products during your exercises, you will be preventing further injury to the ankles, as well as encouraging a speedier recovery process.
How to Prevent Ankle Pain
Understanding how to prevent ankle pain is often the key to finding relief. The first thing to understand when learning how to prevent ankle pain is that anytime you feel pain in the ankles, you should stop what you are doing and give the ankle a rest. Rather than pushing through the pain, it is important that you take time to apply ice, reduce inflammation, and allow the ankle a break from the workout.
In addition, you can stretch the ankle with the following products and techniques:
- ProStretch Plus™ – This tool is easy to use and allows you a deep stretch into the muscles and tendons of the ankle. Simply stand facing a wall, resting your hands on the wall for support. Gently and slowly lean into the wall, while the heel in the ProStretch Plus™ begins to press downward. You will feel the stretch in your calf, which will run deep into the ankle.
- Plantar Flexion – Sit on the floor with your legs extended out in front of you. Keep your knees locked. Moving the ankle only, point the foot forward until it begins to feel uncomfortable. Hold for 20 seconds, release, and repeat 10 times.
To learn more about how to prevent ankle pain, contact Medi-Dyne today and we’ll get you started with some of the most innovative, medically approved ankle pain exercise tools in the industry. Call us at 817.488.6616 or 817-251-8660.