“That’s essential in helping to ensure the sprained ankle doesn’t become a chronic problem,” he says.
He recommends calf stretches, runner’s stretches and heel raises to help restore function and balance.
“When doing heel raises you can stand at a counter and lightly hold or touch it as you rebuild your balance,” he says.
A sprained ankle may not seem like a serious injury, but it’s essential to give your body time to heal.
“Anyone who is returning to a dynamic activity wants to make sure they’re recovered,” Ervin says. “If not, you increase your chance of re-injury.”