One of the most common injuries seen in the ER is the ankle injury. Ankle sprains, breaks and fractures are most often a result of activities which require quick stops and starts, as well as abrupt changes in direction. Improper footwear is also a common cause of such injuries.
Emergency care doctors like Dr. Josyann Abisaab understand that it is important to:
- Do daily exercises to strengthen the ankles, as well as to increase their flexibility
- Strengthen and support old ankle injuries
- Wear the correct shoes for an activity such as hiking or soccer
- Avoid running on uneven surfaces.