Ankle instability occurs when the ankle muscles and joints experience wear and tear daily. Weak ankles are the common causes of ankle stability and increase the risk of sprain. Ankle strengthening exercises include the alphabet, calf stretch, dorsiflexion, forward lunges on the chair, one leg stance, calf raise, resisted eversion, plantar flexion with resistance, squats on a wobble board, and bend and reach.
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I sprained my ankle thrice within three months in the same place. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I sprained my ankle thrice within three months in the same place. I applied ice at that time. But I still fall from twisting my ankle. Should I get an X-ray of my ankle? Should I consult a chiropractor? Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I feel your ankle is not getting enough support from the muscles, which could have got inhibited during earlier episodes of your ankle sprain. I would like to know if you have any episodes of your ankle giving way or ... Read Full »
I have had a problem with my ankle. What should I do?
Query: Hi doctor, I have had a problem with my ankle. Th doctor advised an X-ray, and there was no fracture. What should I do? Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. It could be due to peroneal strain. I suggest the following: Apply ice over the side of the leg and ankle for 15 minutes once every two hours. Take the anti-inflammatory medication prescribed to you earlier. Keep th... Read Full »
I feel that my ankles are displaced while running. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I am aware a chiropractor only works on the back, but I have a question about my ankles. Every time I run, it feels similar to my ankles rolling out of place, and back into place again. It is extremely painful and I would like to know if there is anything I can do to help this. Also, ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As standing for long hours can lead to weakness in the ligaments of the ankle joint, leading to ankle instability. If never taken an MRI of the ankle due to any sprain I will recommend one to take. You can start using the balance board training which will help improv... Read Full »