Once in a while we sprain our ankle. Now, according to a review of ankle sprain studies published in the journal Sports medicinemost people who actively participate in sports or exercise regularly can expect a relatively low incidence of ankle sprains per 1000 hours of training time.
The study is titled “The Incidence and Prevalence of Ankle Sprain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Prospective Epidemiological Studies” and provides an overview of the incidence and prevalence period of ankle sprain, not constrained by time frame or context. efficacy.
The researchers used a systematic review and meta-analyses of English articles using relevant computerized databases. Search terms included “Medical search headlines for the ankle joint, injury and epidemiology.”
Based on a modified version of the STROBE (Strengthening the Reporting of Observational studies in Epidemiology) guidelines for rating observational studies, the mean rating of all included studies was 6.67/11. There were 116 high quality studies and 65 low quality studies.
However, the study went on to state, “Women were at greater risk of sustaining an ankle sprain compared to men and children compared to adolescents and adults, with indoor and field sports being the highest risk activity.”
When the joint moves beyond its normal range of motion, the ligaments on the outside of the ankle become stretched or torn, resulting in an ankle sprain. An inversion or lateral ankle sprain is the medical term for this.
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According to Science Alert, strong evidence from studies suggests that when people sprain their ankle, they are more likely to sprain it again. “A history of lateral ankle sprain is known to disrupt the structural integrity of the ligaments and sensorimotor function, likely impairing a person’s ability to avoid injury,” the outlet quoted a review.
It also stated that some ankle sprains can appear minor, with little swelling or mobility issues. However, some people develop chronic ankle instability, causing them to repeatedly sprain their ankle.
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