Ankle Injury

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Nov 2018
9:18am, 21 Nov 2018
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So the other day, I went over my ankle - Again! It's very swollen and I can't put weight on it, can't really flex or twist it. Been doing the usual RICE treatment and I think it's slowly improving now. It happens so easily, and it's always the right ankle. The first time I did it, it was really bad and I was told then that it would heal weaker and happen again quite easily. Looks like that was right. It was just at the side of a road and I was walking along. My foot stepped half on the road and half off of it (just a bit of lawn at the side, not kerb) and I went down. Same thing happened just over a year ago on a similar bit of path when I was on my honeymoon.

Any advice on how to stop this from happening (apart from watching where I am going!)?
Nov 2018
5:05pm, 21 Nov 2018
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Lizzie W
When it's better, practice standing on 1 leg (you will wobble) eg every time you brush your teeth. When you can finish brushing your teeth on 1 leg, start closing your eyes, building up until you can stand on either leg, eyes shut and clean your teeth.
Nov 2018
5:25pm, 21 Nov 2018
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Lizzie W
Nov 2018
5:36pm, 21 Nov 2018
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Things like skipping rope and wobble board. Also making sure the other main leg muscle are strong helps, as quadriceps and hamstrings act like absorbers to a degree and can take the impact from ankle.

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