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Ankle sprain and instability

"I would just emphasize that it is a natural way of treating the body and of working with the body to regenerate your joints." – Marion


Reports estimate that 25,000 Americans suffer from an ankle sprain each day. Ankle sprains account for almost half of all sports injuries and are a common reason why athletes take time off from activities. Accurate diagnosis is critical, as some studies suggest that 40 percent of ankle sprains are misdiagnosed or poorly treated leading to chronic ankle pain and disability. Self- education is therefore important in order to decrease the risk of this disabling complication.


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What is an ankle sprain?

An ankle sprain is an injury to one or more of the ligaments in the ankle. These strong fibrous bands hold together the bones of the ankle and are prone to injury during strenuous movement and repetitive activity. There are two categories of ankle ligaments: those on the outer and those on the inner surfaces of the ankle. The most common sites of injury are in the outer – or “lateral” – ankle ligaments.

Common Causes

More than 80 percent of ankle sprains are a result of inversion, or inward rolling, of the ankle. This is commonly experienced in athletic activities that involve running, pivoting and jumping. While sudden, forceful movements are certainly the cause of many ankle sprains, low-grade repetitive trauma can also weaken and injure ankle ligaments.

Risk factors for ankle sprains include previous ankle injury, impaired balance/postural control, type of sport played, position, and muscle strength/range-of-motion deficits. Excess body weight may also be a risk factor for males.

Ankle sprains result from a twisting action of your feet. They are associated with activities that require a lot of running, jumping and quick changes of direction.  A sharp twist or turning of the ankle can stretch and even tear the ligaments that hold the ankle joint in place. 

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Ankle instability is when the outer side of the ankle “gives way” time and time again. People with chronic ankle instability experience a repeated turning of the ankle; persistent discomfort and swelling; pain or tenderness; and/or the ankle feeling wobbly.

Ankle instability might develop from an ankle sprain that did not heal properly or that was not rehabilitated completely. When a person sprains an ankle, the connective tissues, or ligaments, are stretched or torn. Physical therapy is needed to strengthen the muscles around the ankle and “retrain” the tissues within the ankle that affect balance.

Repeated ankle sprains often cause chronic ankle instability. Each subsequent sprain leads to further weakening or stretching of the ligaments, resulting in greater instability and the likelihood of developing additional problems in the ankle.

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