/ Sprained Ankle, any tips for strong recovery?
However when i face the bottom of my foot inwards and press down on the side of my foot i get a sharp pain, bit worried if i tackle some crack climbing or any moves that require this side of my foot.
Any one any advice for strong recovery? Been doing some reading up and im pretty sure I only have a grade 1 sprain but havent been for xray/doctors yet..
Spell out the alphabet with your big toe as many times as you can as much as possible.
sorry bud. My name seems to be poison round these parts, and can kill a thread.
Slacklining is really good for strengthening up a sprained ankle. I sprained mine to the point where my leg filled with blood from my knee to my toes on cadair idries years ago. It was a trick ankle for years. A friend whos a physiotherapist recommended a Slackline. After a summer, ankles been good since. Did still have it, but went last week.
Hope that helps.
Give it some time, ankle injuries take longer to heal properly due to the reduced blood flow to the region. Best thing you can do is take it easy, plenty of rest and if possible use some tape or a brace to secure it if running to reduce the strain.
For climbing stop if it begins to become painful and work on flexibility exercises, if you search on Google there will be examples on there.
If the ankle's up to it, then I'd recommend the use of a decent wobble board to ensure that you strengthen the ankle and take care of any lingering proprioception issues.
A week after it had happened to me I was due to go to Wales scrambling for the weekend. It never held me back and I just strapped it up well and was fine, albeit a bit slower than normal.
After a few days start doing the alphabet exercise (draw each letter of the alphabet on an imaginary board using your foot).
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