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HOW TO PREVENT ANKLE SPRAINS

 

THE TERM LATERAL ANKLE SPRAIN REFERS TO A LATERAL LIGAMENT INJURY WHICH OCCURS WHEN THE ANKLE ROLLS OUTWARD RESULTING IN A TEAR OR RUPTURE.  THIS A PICTURE OF KOBE BRYANT INJURING HIMSELF RESULTING IN  A SERIOUS ANKLE SPRAIN IN THE NBA FINALS IN 2013.  ANKLE SPRAINS HAVE BEEN BEEN IDENTIFIED AS ONE OF THE MOST COMMON STRUCTURAL INJURIES AMONGST ATHLETES.

THINGS THAT CAN INFLUENCE THE CHANCES OF RECEIVING AN ANKLE INJURY ARE HEIGHT, WEIGHT, AGE, LIMB DOMINANCE FOOT TYPE, FOOT SIZE, HYPERMOBILITY, MUSCLE STRENGTH AND PREVIOUS INJURY TO THE LIGAMENT.  PREVIOUS INJURIES ARE THOUGHT TO RENDER THE JOINT PERMANENTLY UNSTABLE, ESPECIALLY WITH A COMPLETE TEAR.

THINGS THAT CAN PREVENT AN INJURY OR A REOCCURANCE ARE TAPING, BRACING, PROPER SHOES, PROPER PLAYING SURFACE, CONDITIONING AND STRETCHING, MUSCLE STRENGTHENING AND CUSTOM ORTHOTICS.

OVER 85% OF PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES WEAR CUSTOM ORTHOTICS AS THEY ALIGN THE FOOT IN THE NORMAL NON-WEIGHT BEARING POSITION WHICH DECREASES STRESS ON THE JOINTS, IMPROVE PERFORMANCE AND BALANCE, REDUCE THE RISK OF INJURY AND PREMATURE DEGENERATIVE CHANGES IN THE JOINTS.

IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE REQUIRES HONEST, COMPETENT FOOT CARE OF CUSTOM ORTHOTICS FROM A STAFF WHO REALLY CARE, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US AT 416-465-8737.

BROUGHT TO YOU FROM DR. JOHN A. HARDY, RETIRED CHIROPRACTOR AND OWNER OF ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS.

 

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