Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Sports Injuries: The Ankle

Ankle injuries are the second most common sports injuries worldwide (after knee injuries.)

(Tangent: Have you noticed how funny a word 'ankle' is? It sounds and looks funny)
clipped from pt.wkhealth.com
Results show that the ankle was the most common injured body site in 24 of 70 included sports, especially in aeroball, wall climbing, indoor volleyball, mountaineering, netball and field events in track and field.
In sports injuries throughout the countries studied, the ankle was the second most common injured body site after the knee, and ankle sprain was the most common type of ankle injury. The incidence of ankle injury and ankle sprain was high in court games and team sports, such as rugby, soccer, volleyball, handball and basketball.

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