If any of the common “root causes” of ankle sprains relate to you…correct the problem immediately!
This means taking preventative measures such as:
- Wearing supportive footwear
- Warming up before exercise
- Increasing the duration/intensity of exercise gradually, with enough recovery time
- Practicing good posture
- Exercising on flat, shock-absorbing surfaces such as fields, a track, and smooth dirt roads.
After you sprain your ankle once, it is highly likely that you will sprain it again if you don’t treat the root cause.
Imagine going for a leisurely walk outside and getting ANOTHER ankle sprain that seemed to appear out of the blue.
When you get a sprain the first time, your ligament weakens.
Without fixing the root cause, you can get ankle sprains over and over, which could then lead to more serious ankle injuries.
Plus, if your gait (the way you move on foot) is thrown off by the sprain, you can develop injuries in other areas of your body as well.