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What are flexing and extending exercises you can do with a resistance band following an ankle sprain?

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Flex: Sit in a chair and tie the band around something that won’t move, like a heavy table. Extend your leg and wrap the other end of it around the top of your foot. Flex your foot, with the band resisting the motion. Hold for 5 to 10 seconds. Repeat 5 to 10 times.

Extend: Sit in a chair. Take one side of the band in each hand, wrap it around the ball of your injured foot, and stretch your leg out in front of you. Extend your foot away from you. Hold for 5 to 10 seconds. Repeat 5 to 10 times.

SOURCES:

Arthritis Research UK: “Ankle Sprain Information and Exercise Sheet.”

U.C. Berkeley, University Health Services: “Ankle Sprains.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine, Journal of Athletic Training: “Rehabilitation of the Ankle After Acute Sprain or Chronic Instability.”

American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society: “How to Stretch Your Ankle After a Sprain,” “How to Strengthen Your Ankle After a Sprain.”

FamilyDoctor.org: “Ankle Sprains: Healing and Preventing Injury.”

University of North Carolina Sports Medicine and Family Medicine: “Lateral Ankle Sprains.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 26, 2019

SOURCES:

Arthritis Research UK: “Ankle Sprain Information and Exercise Sheet.”

U.C. Berkeley, University Health Services: “Ankle Sprains.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine, Journal of Athletic Training: “Rehabilitation of the Ankle After Acute Sprain or Chronic Instability.”

American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society: “How to Stretch Your Ankle After a Sprain,” “How to Strengthen Your Ankle After a Sprain.”

FamilyDoctor.org: “Ankle Sprains: Healing and Preventing Injury.”

University of North Carolina Sports Medicine and Family Medicine: “Lateral Ankle Sprains.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 26, 2019

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