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Ankle Sprain Stretches


Updated April 30, 2014

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Early stretching after sustaining an ankle sprain is an important first step in the rehabilitation process. With the prolonged period of rest that is required after suffering an ankle sprain, the muscles around the ankle often become shortened and tight. This results in decrease motion around the ankle joint. To prevent repeat injury, it is important to begin gentle stretches of your injured ankle as soon as approved by your physician. There are four basic stretches of the ankle that should be performed.

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