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What is a seated calf stretch for after an ankle sprain?

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To do a seated calf stretch, sit on your bed or the floor with both legs stretched out in front of you. Wrap a towel around the ball of your injured foot and pull it gently toward you so you feel a stretch in your calf. Hold for 15 to 30 seconds. Repeat 10 times. Do this 3 to 5 times a day.

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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