Lifting foot, bottom of footYou may or may not be able to prevent ankle sprains, but you’re more likely to avoid the painful problem if you have strong, stable joints. Strong ankles are less likely to stretch beyond their normal range of motion.

Make sure you condition your ankles to handle the impacts and demands of your activities. Don’t forget to stretch your calf and foot muscles so they don’t become too tight. You’ll also need to properly warm up before you do any kind of exercise. Invest in good shoes that fit your foot shape and support needs to minimize strain on your joints. If you can, avoid doing your activities on uneven surfaces where you might misstep.

If you’re concerned about your joints, request more information or an appointment with Martin Foot and Ankle in York, Hanover, Lancaster and Lititz, PA. Call (717) 757-3537 or fill out the online form to reach any of our offices.