Ankle Pain and Sprains Videos
Ankle Pain and Sprains
Do you have ankle pain? This video demonstrates the anatomy of the ankle and briefly explains how the ankle works, how the ankle can get injured and what physiotherapy can do to help your ankle move and feel better.
If you have had an injury to your lower body and are now recovering, you need to remember to train your balance system to help stabilize you again. Listen to our video for tips on some simple balance exercises to get you back on track to do any things you enjoy to do.
Limited ankle dorsiflexion (pulling your foot upwards) can affect a number of functional and sporting movements in day to day life. One movement that can be affected by a stiff ankle joint is the squat. This can result in compensations in the lower body during the squat movement, e.g. an inwards collapse of the knee (knee valgus), which can eventually lead to knee pain. If you feel pinching at the front of your ankles as you descend in the squat, you likely have a dorsiflexion mobility restriction limiting your squat. Try the exercise shown in the video to improve your ankle mobility and work towards a pain-free squat!
This video shows you a basic functional assessment of the ankle and foot. Collapsed arches and poor ankle and foot alignment can lead to ankle and foot pain. Also, knee pain can result, especially if the knee turns in.
Here is a simple inversion strengthening for ankle stability and strength. This exercise will help strengthen your arch and control your foot better for activity, resulting in less ankle pain, foot pain and plantar fasciitis, as well as improve movement control.
Here is a simple home exercise to help strengthen your ankle and help prevent ankle sprains and pain. Ankle injuries can affect your ability to function and sometimes affect your stability for sport in the future, so prevention is key.
Do you have an acute injury? Go over on your ankle trail running or playing soccer? Slip in the wet leaves? Check out our video on what you can use to help settle things down.