If you have experienced a pop around your ankle, it can be pretty unsettling. Today we’re going to go over two common ankle injuries that can cause this: an Achille’s tendon tear and an ankle sprain. Read along to learn more about these two ankle injuries. Achilles Tendon Tear Achilles tendon tears are most likely… Read more »
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Early Treatment for Ankle Sprains Result in a Quicker Recovery Early treatment for ankle sprains results in a quicker recovery. An ankle sprain is an injury that occurs with trauma. In addition, when the twisting injury occurs, up to 4 major ligaments in the ankle can tear. Therefore it can result in swelling, bruising and… Read more »
Research led by Xavier Grapton (2013) and colleagues examined gymnastics injury information induced by tumbling, trampoline usage, and acrobatic gymnastics. Over a 5 year period, researchers looked at 357 traumatic events in acrobats and gymnastics injuries were identified based on the location of the gymnastics injury, the type of tissue injured, and causation. Researchers found that gymnastic injuries related… Read more »
Researchers in Denmark considered whether a child’s ability to balance – referred to as “sway performance” – had an impact on injury risk. Dr. L Runge Larsen and colleagues thought that excessive sway would be linked to an overall increase in injuries. Over 1,000 kids between 8 and 14 years of age participated in the… Read more »
According to Dr. David Swenson and colleagues (2013) in research published in the Journal of Sports Medicine, ankle sprains are a problem for kids participating in high school sports. The most common ligament injured and involved in more than 4 out of 5 sprains is the anterior talofibular ligament.
Basketball players, especially females, often suffer from knee injuries like anterior cruciate ligament tears or ACL tears and meniscus injuries. Dr. Moira McCarthy and colleagues (2013) conducted an epidemiological study looking at the demographic data of female college basketball players. Research results showed that about 48% of the athletes suffered from an ankle sprain.