Rolled ankles, otherwise known as sprained ankles, are among the most common injuries in the US today. Especially for those living a healthy, active lifestyle. Ankle rolls can be as painful as they are annoying, and can really limit a person’s everyday mobility. Besides the general sensitivity and pain that comes with the injury, it also means that standing, walking, and sometimes even sitting upright can be unbearable. So obviously things like skateboarding, snowboarding and any of your other favorite activities get put on hold, which none of us want to happen.
The right insoles can really make a huge difference while you recover, especially if you just can’t help but keep moving around on it (and/or have to because of work, etc.) Any version of Remind Insoles will do the trick, it really just comes down to preference. Browse our MEDIC, CUSH, and DESTIN to see which arch level suits you, or explore our REMEDY custom insoles that cater to your feet specifically. The right insoles can add support to the ankle and help alleviate some of the pressure on the damaged tissues, which will ultimately help speed up recovery time and relieve some of the pain along the way.
*These ankle stretches can be done twice per day, but perform them at your own risk:
Ankle Pull: Sit down and bring your ankle and foot up toward your shin as much as possible, by only using the muscles in your ankle. Feel the stretch in your calf and hold this stretch for 10 seconds. Repeat this 10 times.
Ankle Inversion: Sit down and rotate your ankle down and toward the inside of your body. Hold this position for 10 seconds and repeat this 10 times.
Ankle Eversion: Sit down and rotate your ankle up and toward the outside of your body. Hold this position for 10 seconds and repeat this 10 times.
Ankle Push: Sit down and point your toes straight down and extend your ankle. Hold this position for 10 seconds and repeat this 10 times.
The following two exercises should only be done when you are no longer feeling pain in your ankles.
Stand on the edge of a stair, with your heels hanging off. Drop your ankles down and hold this stretch for 10 seconds and repeat 10 times.
Stand approximately 1 foot from a wall, with your toes pointing toward it. Squat down and hold this position for 10 seconds, and repeat 10 times. You can use the wall to stabilize yourself if necessary.
Again, only do these stretches if your body is physically capable, otherwise we’d suggest continuing to rest. That’s the first step! We know there’s a lot about getting injured that can feel overwhelming and frustrating. But with some patience, the right gear and a little bit of movement, sprained ankles can be incredibly manageable. Learn more about how Remind Insoles can assist with ankle injuries, foot injuries, recovery, general support, comfort, and why your favorite pro skaters, snowboarders and athletes alike trust and utilize our insoles to live their best lives pain free!