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Range-of-Motion Exercises for Ankle Sprains

Range-of-Motion Exercises for Ankle Sprains

Talk with your doctor or physical therapist if you have questions about how to do these or any other exercises for an ankle sprain.

"Alphabet" exercise

Picture of the alphabet range-of-motion exercise for an ankle sprain
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  1. Trace the alphabet with your toe, encouraging ankle movement in all directions. Trace the alphabet 1 to 3 times.

Side-to-side knee swing exercise

Picture of the knee range-of-motion exercise for an ankle sprain
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  1. Sit in a chair with your foot flat on the floor.
  2. Slowly move your knee from side to side while keeping your foot pressed flat. Continue for 2 to 3 minutes.
By Healthwise Staff
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Last Revised October 17, 2013

Last Revised: October 17, 2013

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine

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