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Preventing Ankle Sprains In Athletes

With minimal time and effort, certain athletes can reduce their likelihood of sustaining ankle injuries by 60 percent. The solution a balance board. Balance boards consist of a board laid on top of a round device, requiring the use of balance to stay standing on the board. Currently, experts use the balance board to help patients rehabilitate after ankle sprains, re-strengthening muscles and ligaments. However, as this study has shown, preventative maintenance also appears to be beneficial.

Source: British Medical Journal. September 24, 2004.