Tag: Sprain

Upper Limb

Wrist Sprain

Brief Outline of Wrist Sprain Wrist sprains involve injury to the ligaments of the wrist. Such sprains are a common occurrence when the hand is extended to break a fall. Ligaments are necessary for stabilisation of the hand and control of motion. Wrist sprains vary from moderate to severe, with the latter involving complete tearing […]

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 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 […]