Balance Exercises After An Ankle Sprain

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

Balance exercises are critically important as part of rehabilitation after an ankle sprain.  The sensory feedback from our feet and ankles is one of the primary components our balance system uses to maintain stability during all standing and walking movements.  Consequences of an ankle sprain include pain, stiffness, swelling and decreased balance abilities. With a stiff and swollen ankle, balance reactions are limited and our body has a difficult time correcting as our weight shifts. Additionally, after an ankle sprain it is very difficult to walk on uneven surfaces without greatly increasing the risk for falling. Please see


Balance Exercises Needed After An Ankle Sprain

Balance exercises as well as general mobility and strengthening exercises are important to perform after an ankle sprain.  Simple stability exercises can include standing with one foot in front of the other or standing on the injured foot when it is able to take full weight bearing.  Equilibrium exercises can be progressed to include using balance training equipment such as a rocker board, soft foam or specialized balance discs.  Such balance equipment significantly challenges balance abilities and improves the reaction times at the ankles to the body’s shifting weight.

Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVDbalance exercises

Learn the best balance exercises for after an ankle sprain in the Exercise For Balance DVD. The Exercise For Balance DVD is the perfect Balance DVD to use at home or in a group setting. The Exercise For Balance DVD is loaded with the best balance and strength exercises needed to enhance fitness and to perform basic activities like walking, standing, stair climbing or to advance to high level activities like dancing and hiking. In the Exercise For Balance DVD, you will learn how to improve balance, balance techniques and stability routines from a balance trainer (licensed Physical Therapist) who has worked with balance and dizziness disorders for over 20 years. Get your copy of the Exercise For Balance DVD by clicking on the BUY NOW button

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After a sprained ankle, start balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.