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Head, Shoulders, Knees and........ANKLES: Ankle Health 101

People often take their ankles for granted, but these joints are actually one of the most complex joints in the body. Your ankles must bear the full weight of your body, yet stay nimble and flexible. Every step, every jump, every dance move puts the ankle through a surprising range of motion. Even when you stand quietly, hips and knees at rest, the ankles are constantly moving and making minuet adjustments to help you stay balanced.


Have you ever experienced an ankle sprain? I'm sure you have! The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons estimates it happens 25,000 times a day. Let's break down what an ankle sprain injury actually is...it's when you roll your foot too far inward or outward, or turn or twist your ankle. Depending on the force applied as you land, the sprain ca