Rehab Tips: Camp suggests the RICE method – rest, ice, compression and elevation – to effectively deal with ankle sprains. Once pain reduces, start back riding on a stationery bike, then move on to static balancing exercises while also strengthening the quads, hamstrings and glutes to increase ankle stability. He suggests light plyometrics before making a return to regular activity. Returning to your regular routine early from an ankle sprain just puts you at greater risk of suffering from another one, which could be even more painful and damaging to your ankle ligaments.
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