Ankle sprains: Treating to prevent the long‐term consequences

  title={Ankle sprains: Treating to prevent the long‐term consequences},
  author={Erik A. Wikstrom and April M Wikstrom and Tricia J Hubbard-Turner},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants},
&NA; Ankle sprains are often believed—quite wrongly—to be inconsequential. As a result, more than half of people who sprain an ankle do not seek medical treatment. 
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The Relationship Between Joint Stiffness and Muscle Activity in Unstable Ankles and Copers.

Clinicians should emphasize correct preparatory muscle activation to improve joint stiffness in injury-rehabilitation efforts, as previous injury does not affect the ability to stiffen the joint under laboratory conditions, strategies appear to differ.

Effects of Acute Lateral Ankle Sprains on Postural Control of Bipedal Stance

This document summarizes current capabilities, research and operational priorities, and plans for further studies that were established at the 2015 USGS workshop on quantitative hazard assessments of earthquake-triggered landsliding and liquefaction in the Central American region.



Long term outcomes of inversion ankle injuries

Most patients who sustained an inversion ankle injury at sport and who were subsequently referred to a sports medicine clinic had persistent symptoms for at least two years after their injury, reinforcing the importance of prevention and early effective treatment.

Ankle sprain: pathophysiology, predisposing factors, and management strategies

Modifying current rehabilitation protocols to include protecting the ankle joint with stringent immobilization, and including joint mobilizations and balance training may be the first step to decreasing the incidence of short and long term ankle joint dysfunction.

Assessment of the Injured Ankle in the Athlete.

  • S. Lynch
  • Medicine, Education
    Journal of athletic training
  • 2002
I will outline techniques for diagnosing the most common ankle injuries among athletes and differentiate among injuries to the lateral ankle-ligament complex, subtalar joint, deltoid ligament, and syndesmosis.

Rehabilitation of the Ankle After Acute Sprain or Chronic Instability.

The deleterious effects of ankle injury on ankle-joint proprioception and muscular strength and how these variables can be quantifiably measured to follow progress through a rehabilitation program are discussed.

A Prospective, Randomized Clinical Investigation of the Treatment of First-Time Ankle Sprains

Treatment of first-time grade I and II ankle ligament sprains with the Air-Stirrup brace alone, an elastic wrap alone, or a walking cast for 10 days provides earlier return to preinjury function.

Early Mobilization Versus Immobilization in the Treatment of Lateral Ankle Sprains

It is concluded that in first-time lateral ankle sprains, although both immobilization and early mobilization prevent late residual symptoms and ankle instability, early mobilization allows earlier return to work and may be more comfortable for patients.

Sensorimotor deficits with ankle sprains and chronic ankle instability.

  • J. Hertel
  • Biology, Psychology
    Clinics in sports medicine
  • 2008

Mechanical instability after an acute lateral ankle sprain.