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

Instructions

  1. Trace the alphabet with your toe, encouraging ankle movement in all directions.

Side-to-side knee swing exercise

Picture of the knee range-of-motion exercise for an ankle sprain

Instructions

  1. Sit in a chair with your foot flat on the floor.
  2. Slowly move your knee side to side while keeping your foot pressed flat.

Last Updated: December 31, 2009

Author: Jeannette Curtis

Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Kenneth J. Koval, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma

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