How to handle ankle injuries when playing basketball?

Ankle and ankle pain is the most common injury in basketball. However, in the most common types of injuries in basketball, ankle and ankle injuries are the most preventable.

By choosing basketball shoes that have good ankle support, you can be assured when playing basketball without worrying about injuries.

How are your legs/ankles sprained and hurt?

In general, your ankles will be hurt when you fall or slip while moving, more specifically, this injury will easily happen after you jump on the ball or try to put the ball in the basket. Land hits are unlikely to cause serious foot injuries.


The result of ankle or ankle injury can cause your ligaments to stretch (at levels 1 and 2) or worse, tear the ligament if this injury occurs in the third layer. In cases of ligament damage, see a doctor immediately for proper therapy, avoid future injuries.

How to treat ligament and ankle injuries?

Sports lovers are certainly no stranger to the R.I.C.E method (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation). Cords are the most effective treatment for ankles or any part when they are swollen. Tape and Compression will help you reduce pain, and feel more comfortable.


However, R.I.C.E can make your ankles weaker if not treated properly. There is a more effective method R.I.C.E is M.E.T.H (Movement, Elevation, Traction and Heat).

Tips to prevent ankle injury:

– Before jumping, pay attention to equip yourself with a pair of basketball shoes with the best ankle support. Some of the following tips will help you support and avoid the best ankle injury.

– Massage the bottom of the foot (soles) with 1 tennis ball every day.

– Barefoot warm-ups. If you can’t do this at the gym, work hard at home every day.

– Practice stretching the ankle area and start the area well before starting the match.

– Bend your toes down. Do this 10 times, each time for 10 seconds.

– Perform deep jumps with 2 legs and hopscotch with 1 leg.

– Stretch and stretch your legs well before each game.

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