Most common injury of the ankle and tricks to prevent them

Most common injury of the ankle and tricks to prevent them

February 17, 2023

“A simple ankle sprain can become a chronic problem.”

Ankle Injuries

Ankle injuries commonly happen in sports such as tennis and soccer. Ankle injuries can also occur in individuals by simply walking or running.

Most Common ankle injuries

1. Sprained ankle

  • Is the most common sports injury. It occurs when you roll, twist, or turn your ankle. This results in a stretch/tear in the tendon/ligament.
  • Signs and symptoms are pain, swelling, bruising, and popping sensation or sound at the time of injury. A fall that causes your ankle to twist and land awkwardly on your foot.
  • Commonly found in sports that involve jumping and pivoting such as basketball and soccer.

2. Achilles tendonitis

  • Achilles tendonitis is an overuse of the Achilles tendon, a band of tissue that connects calf muscles at the back of the lower leg to your heel bone.
  • Pain associated with Achilles tendonitis typically occurs in the back of the leg right above the heel.
  • It is caused by repetitive or intense strain in the Achilles Tendon. This tendon is used for sprinting, running, and jumping on your toes. Sports such as tennis, climbing, and gymnastics often result in Achilles tendonitis.

3. Stress fracture

  • Stress fractures are tiny cracks in a bone.
  • Swelling around the area and tenderness start at the specific area.
  • Caused by repetitive movements and overuse. Commonly occur in track and field athletes and military recruits.

How to prevent ankle injuries

  • Stretch your ankle
    Heel Stretch
    Calf Stretch
  • Wear sensible shoes
    Choose footwear designed for your sports
  • Cross-train
    Mix it up with different types of activities to avoid repetitively stressing a particular body part of the body
  • Avoid running or stepping uneven surfaces
  • Be careful running too many hills

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