What is an Sprain?
Ankle sprain a common injury in sports. The ankle joints absorbs tremendous force when an athlete sprints changes direction and lands from a jump. Preventive measures can limit reinjuring an ankle after sprain. The best way to prevent ankle sprain is to strengthen the muscles, tendons and ligaments around the joints to withstand force increase stability in all directions.
Ankle is a critical part of our body as it connects the foot with the leg. It is a tender joint which provides free movement of leg and feet and helps one to walk. It is so important that it takes the whole body’s weight while supporting the Knee.The feet and ankles work together to provide support and mobility to the body. A foot or ankle sprain is a soft tissue injury. Most often, a sprain occurs when an injury pulls, stretches, or tears the ligaments that connect bone to bone.
Pain, swelling, bruising, decreased ability to move the limb if a ligament ruptures sometimes you hear a dim sound.
In most cases sprain occurs when a limb is extended to move beyond its functional range. This happens mostly unconsciously or accidentally. Tired muscles can easily lead to sprain that is why it is strongly advised not to suddenly start an exercise session but to start with some warm up exercises first, to loose in the joints through increase blood flow and gentle lubrication. Most common areas for sprain to happen are ankle and wrist.
Certain Yoga exercise(Preventive Yoga) provides healing and strengthening effects on sprained ankles.
For example: Trikon Yoga
By doing this Asana, one needs to know how one’s foot relates with the floor. Find out the three points of your balance. These points are underneath the base of the big toe, underneath the base of the little toe, and the heel. These three points when placed on the floor make a firm tripod shape.
When one activates the feet and presses down into the ground, it actually activates the tendons, the ligaments, and the joints and everything that helps stabilize one’s ankle. This strengthening exercise will actually help one find the proper balance and alignment through the ankle, through one’s foot firmly into the ground underneath. If one practice this consistently over time then surely one will be able to heal any ankle sprains through the careful use of your yoga practice.