Wednesday, March 7, 2012

  A Sprained Ankle Can Really Make You “Twist and Shout”

Sprained ankles can happen with one, sudden twist that stretches or tears your ligaments, and instantly has you on the ground, screaming in pain. 

Because high-heeled or loose-fitting shoes often contribute to these injuries, wearing comfortable, securely-fitting shoes, with sensible heels, can help to prevent them.  

Having good balance is important, too; and yours is probably fine if you can stand on one foot for a minute, without support.  If your ankles are inherently weak, strengthening exercises can help keep you in good standing.  You may also be susceptible to sprains if you roll your foot when you walk, a habit that can cause the heels of your shoes to wear out unevenly. 

If you’re having any of these problems, come on in and see us.  We’ll assess your situation, to determine whether or not you need orthotics, and/or other treatments, which can stave off injuries.  After all, getting a sprained ankle is not the fun way to “twist and shout!”        

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