Ankle Injuries in Sports

The ankle, also known as the talocrural region, connects the foot and the leg. The ankle is made up of three joints: the ankle joint proper, the subtalar joint, and the inferior tibiofibular joint. The ankle allows for extension and flexion. The ankle is probably one of the most common areas to see injury from sports activity. Common ankle injuries include, but are not limited to: ankle sprains (inversion ankle sprain and eversion ankle sprain), ankle strain, perennial tendonitis, and fractures.

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Sport Injuries of the Ankle

  • Ankle Sprain (instability)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • High Ankle Sprain
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Tarsal Tunnel

The following information will outline which injuries are tied to which sports. In addition, we’ll share the proper steps a medical professional should take with each injury. We’ll also cover expected recovery time for the affected athlete, and the correct way to rehabilitate the athlete.
The goal being full recovery (or working towards it) and preventing future injury from recurring. You can also use this information as a helpful tool for proper prevention methods for other athletes.

Treatment Options:

Prolotherapy: Heal Damages tendons and ligaments. Stabilize the Joint.
Trigger Point Injection: Locally Hydrate and Release Tight Muscle Bands / Trigger Points
Dry Needling: Release Muscles Know and promote normal muscle function
Sports Acupuncture: Speed Recovery and Increase Circulation