6 Stretches to Prevent Ankle Injuries

Some injuries happen and there's nothing you can do about them, but there are some ankle injuries you can prevent. Volleyball players are extremely susceptible to ankle injuries from all the jumping and landing involved in the sport. You can land incorrectly or land on someone's foot, both of which can result in a sprained ankle.

By strengthening and improving range of motion for your ankle, you can lessen your chance of injury. Ankle injury prevention is about getting the joints loose so you're able to react quickly and move in multiple directions.

Ankle sprains happen when the ligaments in the foot and ankle are stretched beyond their abilities. When ligaments become stretched and too loose, they become unstable--leading to sprains.

Ankle sprains, while common, can be avoided if you train smart. Perform these ankle exercises barefoot daily to maximize strength. 

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