By following some quick and easy safety tips, you can vastly reduce your chances of ankle injuries. Think of your ankles like playing golf. Before you can go out and play your first game, you have to strengthen your muscles, practice and train your swing, and purchase the correct equipment. This conditioning method is the same to prevent an ankle injury.
First you have to improve your ankles through balancing and strengthening exercises like standing on one foot in line at the grocery store. Give yourself time to adjust to a new activity. If you’re a beginner at running, don’t decide to start with a 5-mile run. Also, purchasing shoes that fit correctly and aren’t too tight is crucial to decreasing your chances of injury.
Dr. Harvey Danciger treats ankle injuries as well as other podiatric ailments. Visit our Palm Desert, CA office, or call (760) 568-0108 to schedule an appointment.