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.
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 program me as part of their warm-up routine were 2.6 times more likely to injure an ankle than players who stretched.
Dublin Sports Injury Clinic is a Physical Therapy Clinic based in Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin2. We have a holistic approach to our assessment and treatment. The initial assessment helps us to explore the cause of your injury and help you to get pain free shortly and stop any further injuries. We will design a customized training program for you to start with, and we will coach you and monitor your progress closely. We will prescribe relative rest or modified activities as required. Depending on the individual requirement, we apply manual therapy accompanied by stretching to restore tissue elasticity and reduce the strain in the muscle-tendon unit with joint motion.