- Age n/a
I sprained my ankle in October and didn't see a PT. I only rested it without working on strengthening it. The result? I sprained it again the next time I got out on the field.
Now, I've been seeing a PT and it's helped a lot. Everyone across the board has told me that if you don't let it properly recover, you're just going to continue fucking it up.
The exercises I've been doing are stretches with a resistance band, controlled toe raises, lots of balancing on one foot, and a couple of other exercises at the PT office where there is equipment.
I can't stress this enough, rest alone will not help you. You absolutely need to strengthen it and take it easy on the field. If it's hurting, don't play. No need to push yourself and injure it even further.