Ankle Injuries

Among athletes participating in sports, injuries to the ankle are very common. Ankle sprains alone account for about 25% of all sports-related injuries. Ankle injuries are particularly common in running and jumping sports such as volleyball, basketball, and soccer. In basketball, 20% to 50% of injuries involve the ankle; 17% to 29% of all soccer injuries are ankle injuries. Inversion (foot turned in) injuries are much more common than eversion (foot turned out) injuries because of the weakness of the lateral ligaments and the relative ...

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