Ankle injury

 

 

According to the American Academy of Family Practice, an estimated 1 million people in the U.S. visit a physician for an acute ankle injury each year.A sprained ankle is one of the most common injuries faced by anyone who participates in sport and exercise. As a matter of fact, you don’t even have to be engaged in any exercise to suffer from a sprained ankle. It seems that even while minding your own business, an ankle sprain can occur.

 

Risk Factor 

The study by GD McKay and colleagues on Ankle injuries in basketball: injury rate and risk factors. History of ankle injury was the strongest predictor of the occurrence of ankle injuries. Basketball players who had previously injured their ankle were almost five times more likely to injure an ankle than their previously uninjured counterparts. They Also highlighted, Players who did not complete a general stretching programme as part of their warm-up routine were 2.6 times more likely to injure an ankle than players who stretched.

 

Our Approach

In Dublin Sports Injury Clinic we have a comprehensive initial consultation assessment to rule out your risk factors and assist you to get pain free. We also coach you step by step to get you back to full function.  How to start your recovery immediately after an ankle injury? (Ankle Sprain Treatment – Rehabilitation (Phase 1).

 

Next step 

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Disclaimer: This article is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. You can contact us if you would like to book an appointment or get some advice from our therapist.

Source: G D McKay, P A Goldie, W R Payne, B W Oakes, (2001).Ankle injuries in basketball: injury rate and risk factors. Br J Sports Med. 35: 103–108.

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