If you have sustained a broken ankle you must first consult your physician to see which exercises you can or cannot perform. Broken bones at the ankle joint have various severity and each type of break has a different set of precautions and contraindications. Until your physician clears you for activity, limit exercise to upper body resistance training in a seated or lying position. Example exercises are seated bench press, seated overhead press, lat pull downs, seated rows, seated biceps curls and seated tricep extensions.
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How can I exercise with a broken ankle?
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Should I wear an ankle brace if I have a sprained ankle?
A brace can be a helpful tool to wear if you have sprained your ankle. An ankle brace will support your ankle when you walk and your foot flexes. An ankle brace can help prevent you from spraining your ankle again. The brace should support the outside and inside of your ankle, preventing the rolling motion that is often the cause of a sprained ankle. The decision to wear a brace can be left up to the comfort of whomever has to wear it.
(This answer provided for NATA by the Eastern University Athletic Training Education Program.)
How is Achilles tendonitis treated?
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital answered
Treatment for an Achilles tendon that has completely ruptured may include surgery requiring a small incision to reattach the tendon, followed by splinting, or splinting alone.
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