Ankles & ACLs

June 20, 2014 in Our News & Bulletins by Integrity Rehab

Studies published in the Journal of Athletic Training and in the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness have isolated previous ankle sprain injury as a major risk factor for future ACL rupture.  The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is the band of tissue in the knee that stops your leg from bending forward.

When you have an ankle sprain, there are a number of approaches for preventing future injury. A study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine experimented on soccer players with previous ankle sprains to see what methods work best.  These methods reduced the risk of re-injury by this much:

Proprioceptive Training: 87%

Orthotic Support: 75%

Strengthening Exercises: 50%

The good news is that we can help you with an individualized treatment plan for ankle sprains that will reduce your chances of potential damage or future injuries.

 

Ankle Sprains & ACL Tears