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Persistent Twisted Ankles


#1

I twist my ankles a lot. Does anyone know how I should go about building some durability in them.

Thanks


#2

Do you wear shoes that are raised at all?


#3

I had the same issue during my college football days,

I felt like skipping rope, jumps and sand training helps, i wouldnt spend time with band’s again.

Also learn how to tape them before games etc…


#4

[quote]Roran wrote:
Do you wear shoes that are raised at all?[/quote]

No, I wear nike frees mostly when training.


#5

Stability boards. Lunge on to bosu ball. Calf raise while keeping light tension on ankle with a band or such. Half foam roll stands. Lateral shuffles and grapevines.


#6
  1. What is a lot?
    2)How do you twist them and what activities do you do?

I would start with taping them, and wearing better shoes. Nothing you do will help if they are trained to twist soon as you do anything unconsciously.