Ankle sprains

Training with a sprained ankle is possible but must be done correctly. Taping/bracing is necessary to avoid making the ankle sprain worse. Training lightly and avoiding higher-risk moves like pivoting on the foot and takedowns is important to avoid doing a more severe injury like an ACL. Strength, conditioning, and stability exercises are essential for optimal performance and reducing risk of future injuries (both of the ankle and further up the kinetic chain).