An athlete is at a much greater risk of another ankle sprain for 2 years after an initial ankle sprain. Rehabilitation exercises focusing on balance and proprioception results in a 2-3 fold decrease in risk after 8 weeks of exercises; also, ankle braces can decrease your risk by 3-4 fold. Check out Dave, from Valley Active demonstrating some rehab exercises that can help!
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