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Range-of-motion exercises for ankle sprains

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Range-of-motion exercises for ankle sprains

Talk with your doctor or physical therapist if you have questions about how to do these or any other exercises for an ankle sprain.

"Alphabet" exercise

Picture of the alphabet range-of-motion exercise for an ankle sprain
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slide 1 of 2, "Alphabet" exercise,
  1. Trace the alphabet with your toe, encouraging ankle movement in all directions. Trace the alphabet 1 to 3 times.

Side-to-side knee swing exercise

Picture of the knee range-of-motion exercise for an ankle sprain
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slide 2 of 2, Side-to-side knee swing exercise,
  1. Sit in a chair with your foot flat on the floor.
  2. Slowly move your knee from side to side while keeping your foot pressed flat. Continue for 2 to 3 minutes.

Current as of: March 9, 2022

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine

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