Arthritis affects millions of people in the U.S. This painful condition breaks down the cartilage tissue in one’s joint leading to bone-on-bone friction, pain, inflammation, and disability. One of the best ways to maintain mobility of a body part affected by Arthritis is by keeping it strong.
You may be wondering why you have weak ankles. You may be wondering how to best heal your ankle sprain or you may be wondering what is the best way to prevent another ankle injury. The answer is a combination of rest and physical therapy.
An ankle sprain is common and often heals within weeks. At the same time, there is a risk of consecutive injury or consecutive ankle sprains. You could spend weeks healing only to roll your ankle again. This re-injury is fairly common with ankle sprains, which is why so many people end up with weak ankles leaving them susceptible to multiple injuries.
Weak ankles are a consequence of a previous ankle injury. This ankle injury, often a sprain, may have happened years ago, but still the ankle is weak and a person doesn’t know why. A weak ankle is susceptible to commonplace injury and poor balance. This is one problem that is easily fixed but most are just unaware that it is the reason why ankle injuries keep happening.