Strengthening the ankle joint!!

The ankle is a complex hinge joint that is primarily defined by the shin bone (tibia) and its meeting with the talus bone on top of the foot. There are several other bones that surround this meeting, as well as all the muscles, ligaments and tendons that make these bones moveable in several directions. Let’s focus on how to prevent ankle pain and injury by improving the joint’s overall function. Running and sports that involve agility are usually the cause of most ankle injuries, and these usually stem from the joint and tissues that surround it not being strong, mobile or stable enough to c...
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How Do I know If I’ve Rolled My Ankle?

An ankle sprain is a common injury. Inversion ankle sprains are the most common, making up 85% of all ankle sprains. It is know that the incidence of lateral ligament injuries is the most common amongst the sporting population and the consequence of not rehabilitating after an initial injury increases the chances of recurrence. • Presents with history of inversion injury or forceful eversion injury to the ankle. May have previous history of ankle injuries or instability. • May be unable to weight-bear through the limb. • Potential description of a cold foot or parathesia • Tenderness...
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Ankle Sprains

Lateral ankle sprains (LAS) are one of the most common sports injuries. As a result they have a high economic burden with direct and indirect costs associated with the injury.   From a clinical point of view, the problem with LAS is that there is a very high recurrence rate and 20% of the general population and 30-50% of the athletic population will go on to suffer from chronic ankle symptoms (pain, swelling and instability); also known as chronic ankle instability (Gribble et al., 2016, Attenborough et al., 2015 & Tanen et al., 2014). It is believed that contributing factors to...
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