• Alternative Names

    Joint sprain

    • Wear protective footwear for activities that place stress on your ankle and other joints.
    • Make sure that shoes fit your feet properly.
    • Avoid high-heeled shoes.
    • Always warm-up and stretch prior to exercise and sports.
    • Avoid sports and activities for which you are not conditioned.


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