Ankle sprains can be a freak accident - but only usually the first time around!
Keys to preventing ankle sprains are strengthening and balance training of the ankles as well as sturdy and appropriate shoes for your activities. By exercising your ankles, they tendons are better trained in how to correct the position of your foot is in a compromised position or is on uneven ground. They are better prepared on when and how to fire which prevents the ankle from rolling to an extreme that may cause an injury.
In certain foot types, it is important to also consider the use of custom orthotics. These devices, which slide right into the shoes, provide correction and re-balance our foot structure to give our ankle optimal support and protecting us from future sprains!