Here are 5 home remedies for you to reduce pain and discomfort on your ankle

Icing        your ankle may respond better to an alternating hot-and-cold therapy. Use two gel packs. One should apply heat for 20 minutes. Follow it with a cold pack for 20 minutes. Alternatively, you can  prepare ice packs. Apply the ice pack on your swelling ankle to reduce the amount of swelling will reduce your discomfort. Ensure that the ice rests directly on the swollen area. If the cold is too intense, place a small rag between the skin and the ice pack. Herbal Remedies Home remedies such as coconut and garlic oil help reduce pain and swelling when they soak directly into the...
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What is Proprioception / Balance of the Ankle?

Proprioception is also known as the Joint Position System (JPS).  JPS is a system that allows the joints to send a continuous stream of information to the brain about muscle use, joint position and movement.  This allows us to know subconsciously where our limbs are in space without looking and it’s also the sense that produces sudden reflex actions when we sense danger. For example, close your eyes..... do you know exactly how your hands are placed? Of course you do! That’s your proprioception at work. Co-ordination JPS is very important for co-ordinating all our movements and in ter...
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Are Ankle Braces Useful?

There is a lot of misinformation being circulated about ankle braces and their effect on the body and athletic performance. Why Use a Brace or Support? A support brace helps you by: Relieving your pain Resting the injured tissues by taking some of the stressful loads Protecting the injured structures from further injury Allowing for initial tissue healing Preventing future injury by support or joint stabilisation.   A hinged style ankle brace that allows full up and down ankle range of motion will not weaken the joint because the brace is allowing unrestricted...
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Strengthening the ankle joint!!

The ankle is a complex hinge joint that is primarily defined by the shin bone (tibia) and its meeting with the talus bone on top of the foot. There are several other bones that surround this meeting, as well as all the muscles, ligaments and tendons that make these bones moveable in several directions. Let’s focus on how to prevent ankle pain and injury by improving the joint’s overall function. Running and sports that involve agility are usually the cause of most ankle injuries, and these usually stem from the joint and tissues that surround it not being strong, mobile or stable enough to c...
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