Tag: Ankle

Ankle Sprain
Lower Limb

Ankle Sprain

Brief Outline of Ankle Sprain Anyone involved in athletics is susceptible to an ankle sprain, an acute injury to any or all of the ligaments that support that support the ankle structure. Tearing or stretching of the ligaments can occur when the foot is rolled either medially or laterally, or twisted forcefully. High impact sports […]

Ankle Fracture
Lower Limb

Ankle Fracture

Brief Outline of Ankle Fracture The ankle joint is one of the most commonly injured joints in the body. The majority of athletes have experienced at least a minor sprain of the ankle. Ankle fractures are less common, but nonetheless more common than other fractures. Due to the ankles involvement in all running and jumping […]

Lower Limb

Peroneal Tendon Subluxation

Brief Outline of Peroneal Tendon Subluxation Peroneal tendon subluxation (dislocation) is most commonly a chronic condition that develops after a sprain or fracture. The tendon moves out of the groove in which it is supposed to sit due to damage to the structures designed to hold it in place. Pain on the lateral side (outside) […]

Lower Limb

Ankle Injuries

An injury to the ankle will have an impact on the other muscles in the lower limb because it is a weight-bearing structure. As a result, ankle injuries usually cause weakness and muscle imbalance to the lower limb which needs to be corrected. The ankle joint is a complex hinge joint joining the foot to […]

Ankle Sprain
Lower Limb

Ankle Sprains and Instability

Ankle sprains account for 12% of sports injuries in schools and 11% of all football injuries. While the majority of ankle sprains recover without long-term implications, up to 30% give rise to residual pain, and 20% result in an unstable ankle. The Anatomy and Mechanics of an Ankle Sprain An inversion injury is the most […]