How can I help prevent sprains?

Though sprains can happen to anyone, there are a few ways you can reduce the risk of a sprain. These tips include:

  • Avoid exercising or playing sports when tired or in pain.
  • Maintain a healthy weight and well-balanced diet to keep muscles strong.
  • Wear shoes that fit properly and be sure any sports equipment is also fitting well.
  • Practice safety measures to prevent falls.
  • Do stretching exercises daily or prior physical therapy exercises to maintain strength and balance.
  • Warm up and stretch before doing any physical activity.

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