Tag Archives: ankle sprain

P.T. video: Simple yet effective exercises for ankle sprains

Ankle sprains are the most common injury in volleyball, soccer, and basketball. Often they are mild and recover quickly. I’ve demonstrated a few simple exercises to do to help with the recovery and also what to look for just in-case you fractured it. Let me know if you have any questions, thanks! Ed Deboo, P […]

Cuboid Syndrome: Pain in the outer foot

Attention dancers, runners, and triathletes: Pain in the outer part (lateral) of your foot could be a result of Cuboid Syndrome. The cuboid is one of the small bones of the midfoot that can lose normal mobility as a result of an injury. A common complaint is pain with push-off along the outside of your […]

Test your ankle flexibility: Loss of dorsiflexion could be a problem

                        Test your ankle flexibility: After any foot or ankle injury (ankle sprain, plantar fasciitis, foot fracture, etc), you must regain full Dorsi-flexion of your ankle to avoid further injury and to return to full function. Put your foot on a chair and use your arm to put moderate pressure on your knee to bring […]

Just sprained my ankle: should I get it an X-ray or not?

Basketball season is upon us and one of the most common injuries suffered during games and practice is the ankle sprain.  Most sprains are inversion sprains due to the bony structure of the ankle having more protection on the lateral part of the ankle.  As a Physical Therapist,  the question I get asked the most […]