Who is at risk for sprains?

Both professional and amateur athletes — as well as the general public — can sustain this type of injury. However, those who have a history of sprains, are overweight and are in poor physical condition have increased risk.

How can I help prevent sprains?

To help reduce the risk of sprains:

  • 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.
  • Practice safety measures to prevent falls.
  • Do stretching exercises daily.
  • Warm up and stretch before doing any physical activity.

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