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Ankle Sprain

Ankle Sprain Information:

Ankle Sprains are one of the most common injuries that we treat and they are the nemesis of many runners and sports participants. Immediately painful and incapacitating, the injury can often develop into a chronic problem. If treated early and properly, the ankle should heal well, and allow a safe and early return to activity.

There are 5 predisposing factors:

  1. Previous Injury
  2. Weak Muscles
  3. Inappropriate shoes
  4. Uneven surface
  5. Poor proprioception of foot

The injury is usually the result of the ankle turning in and over. Ankle sprains may be graded into three degrees of severity. The severity of the injury will dictate how long it will take before a return to full activity.

Picture of an Ankle