Why we get so many ankle sprains?

Written by: Dr. David López Capapé
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The ankle is the joint between the ends of the tibia and fibula and the talus dome. There are situations and positions that threaten to cause ankle sprain coming.


Most common ankle sprains

parts drawing ankle The most common strain is affecting the lateral collateral ligament, especially to its previous installment, known as anterior talar fibular ligament. This occurs because of a sprained ankle inversion enforced.

Other less common sprain is inside the ligament, known as the deltoid ligament, caused by a forced eversion.


Why we get so many sprains?

We do so many ankle sprains that is unstable when in plantar flexion position common in many sports. On the day the risk is stepping on an object or curb, or walking on uneven ground.


Treatment of an ankle sprain

Initial treatment of ankle sprains is to control inflammation performing a partial immobilization (plaster splint is not required, it is preferable to use removable brace).

Physical therapy speeds recovery through techniques such tecartherapy, which are useful. After two weeks you can search for functional recovery.

If pain persists you should consult and make a resonance. In fact, while evolution is good is essential to make a good job of proprioception and strength to prevent relapse.


Pathologies associated with ankle sprain

According to experts in traumatology , it is important not to downplay a sprained ankle and make a good diagnosis to rule out associated injuries, such as some fractures.

A common sequel ankle sprain is tobillo.Otras chronic instability associated injuries are injuries of the articular cartilage of the talus (osteochondritis) and syndromes anterior and posterior impingement of the ankle. All require the assessment of an expert in these lesions and require treatment.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. David López Capapé
Orthopaedic Surgery

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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