Asked 8 years, 4 months ago

How should I rehabilitate a sprained ankle?


I’m a 62-year-old male who has been running for 45 years. I tripped running and sprained my ankle, in addition to pulling a calf and upper leg muscle too. It’s been about two weeks and most of the swelling is down. What exercises should I do to return to my workouts? I have a stationary bicycle, weight machine, elliptical trainer, cross-country ski machine, stair climber, and various free weights.

Douglas Artkine
Lee, MO


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