• 10 Tips to Help Avoid Sprained Ankles and Running Injuries
    10 Tips to Help Avoid Sprained Ankles and Running Injuries

    If you have ever sprained your ankle, and most of us have at least once, then you know how much of a pain in the rear recovery can be. Weeks of 'taking it easy' is enough to drive any athlete up the wall even if you're not officially an athlete. Everyone from recreational runners to people who are simply always up and active at work rely on their ability to move around, respond quickly to situations, and enjoy the sensation of moving like a fast and well-oiled machine. 

    Unfortunately, when your ankle turns or gives way, that step could be the last smooth movement you experience for a while. After the ankle turns, you can't un-sprain it and are stuck hobbling carefully around for weeks if not months afterward before you're fully up to your old physical capabilities again. 

    However, while you might not be able to undo a sprain once it's occurred, you can absolutely go through a number or preparation steps to significantly lower the chances of your ankle spraining in the f

  • How to Navigate The Office with a Sprained Ankle
    How to Navigate The Office with a Sprained Ankle

    Every year, thousands of people sprain their ankles. It can happen stepping the wrong way in the kitchen, landing on uneven ground while out running, or coming down off a ladder at work. Ankle sprains can happen to anyone from secretaries to professional athletes doing almost any level of physical activity. Sprains are usually the result of a single misstep and most people have experienced at least one. Getting the ankle sprain is never the hard part. The true challenge comes afterward when you want to get back to your daily activities but you need to give the ankle time to heal. 

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    Can You Work with an Ankle Sprain?

    A lot of people struggle with the idea of taking time off work for a simple ankle injury and unless your job has a high p

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  • 6 Tips to Avoid Reinjury While Your Ankle is Healing
    6 Tips to Avoid Reinjury While Your Ankle is Healing

    Ankle injuries are among the most likely to reinjure after an initial injury. Some ankles never fully heal and are at a greater risk of reinjury for many years after an initial injury. But this is also a problem simply because we use our ankles so much. It's actually easier to protect a knee than an ankle because we step down with the foot and then remember that the leg is supposed to be out of commission. Worse, your ankle is at the end of your leg and is therefore unfortunately easy to jostle. 

    Anyone who's ever recovered from an ankle injury knows that there's an unusually high risk of having your ankle kicked or knocking your ankle against things. In addition to the constant temptation to take a step as if your ankle weren't injured. Ankle reinjury is common and when your ankle is still recovering from a recent injury, you are at incredibly high risk of reinjury.

    Today, we're here to help you prevent injuring your ankle any further when you're already recovering

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  • 11 Ways to Heal Your Ankle Injury Quicker at Home
    11 Ways to Heal Your Ankle Injury Quicker at Home

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    Types of Ankle Injury

    Healing your ankle injury at home will be influenced by the type of injury you're dealing with. Fractures and dislocations should both be responded to with greater immobilization while sprains, bruises, and tendonitis may be better treated with compression. Each injury has it's own estimated healing time, but you can accelerate the process by tending your injury carefully, eating the right foods, and doing recovery experts.

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    • Ankle Bruise
    • Ankle Fractures
    • Ankle Dislocation
    • Tendonitis in the Ankle

     

    Always Follow Your Doctor's Orders

    Some ankle injuries are mild, and you can heal them at home without special treatment. Others need direct medical treatment before you can start at-home r

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  • 6 Around-the-House Hacks for Recovering from Ankle Injuries
    6 Around-the-House Hacks for Recovering from Ankle Injuries

    Sprained ankles, broken ankles, torn ligaments... In sports and everyday life, ankles take a beating. Our ankles are the final weight-bearing joint, holding up every part of us from the tops of our heads to the bottoms of our shins. The ankles are responsible for supporting us as we run, jump, climb, and twist. As we lunge and swim and kick. And any number of these activities can lead to a mild-to-serious ankle injury.

    The problem with recovering from an ankle injury isn't going through the correct steps. Most people know how to Rest, Ice, Compress, and Elevate an injury. But we rely on our ankles. It's just so hard to remember not to step down on one of your two faithful feet when it's time to get up, climb or descend steps, or simply walk forward.

    So today, we're here to share a few clever around-the-house hacks on how to get around and recover efficiently when one of your trusty ankles is out of commission.

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  • 3 Common Tennis Injuries (and How to Treat Them)
    3 Common Tennis Injuries (and How to Treat Them)

    Tennis Injuries

    Like any sport, tennis athletes get injured. While tennis players can suffer concussions and other injuries that are most associated with contact sports, the most common tennis injuries are either repetitive action injuries or acute injuries, such as sprains. If you are a tennis player, it is important to recognize and properly treat any injuries before they become more serious.

    Tennis Elbow 

    Caused by repetitive motion of the wrist and arm, tennis elbow involves a pain on the outside of the elbow. The pain may spread to the forearm and wrist. Things such as shaking hands,

  • Don't Just 'Walk Off' a Sprained Ankle
    Don't Just 'Walk Off' a Sprained Ankle

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    Athletes come in all different shapes and sizes. An athlete can be any age, gender, and level of current physical fitness. It doesn't matter how wealthy you are, if you do sports professionally or casually, if you run for your health or because you love the feeling of the wind on your face. Athletes come from all walks of life and work out for all sorts of personal or professional reasons. However, the one thing that binds almost all athletes together is a spirit of determination. We believe in the adage "When the going gets tough, the tough get going". You keep working through the burn, you get in the zone, push your limits, and get stronger and faster every day. For most athletes, it's not the exercise that's hard, it's stopping before you're ready.

    Unfortunately, that's exactly what an injury does, and they

  • Simple Yoga Poses To Strengthen Your Ankles
    Simple Yoga Poses To Strengthen Your Ankles

    Simple Yoga Poses To Strengthen Your Ankles

    Common Ankle Injuries

    Ankle injuries are quite common, and can result in acute or chronic pain, stiffness, swelling and/or misalignments within the joint.

    Rolling your ankle—say when playing basketball, or stepping off of a slippery curb, or hiking through rugged terrain—can stretch and/or tear one or more of the ankle's ligaments, resulting in an ankle sprain.

    More severe than a sprain is a fracture of one of the bones of the ankle: e.g. the tibia, fibula, or talus. A broken ankle—whether it's a simple or a compound fracture—can be the result of an auto or household accident, or a high-impact collision in a sporting event.

    But the muscles, tendons and bones in the ankle can also become inflamed or injured simply as the result of overuse—the repetitive movements and impac