(HealthDay News) -- Ankle sprains can occur when the ankle is rolled, twisted or turned the wrong way, says Mayo Clinic. Pain, tenderness and swelling are typical symptoms of a sprained ankle.
To help prevent ankle sprains, Mayo Clinic suggests:
Warm up before exercising or playing sports.
Be careful when walking, running or working on an uneven surface.
Use a support brace or tape on a weak or previously injured ankle.
Wear shoes that fit well.
Minimize wearing high heels.
Don't participate in activities you are not conditioned for.
Keep your muscles strong and flexible.
Practice stability training and balance exercises.
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