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Research & Investigations in Sports Medicine

Ankle Sprain: The Risk Factors in Athletes

  • Open or Close Gabriela Souza de Vasconcelos*

    PhD Sudent, Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil

    *Corresponding author: Gabriela Souza de Vasconcelos, PhD Sudent, Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar), São Carlos, SP, Brazil

Submission: May 26, 2018; Published: May 31, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/RISM.2018.03.000558

ISSN: 2577-1914
Volume3 Issue2


The ankle is among the sites most affected by acute and chronic injuries in athletes and physically active individuals [1,2]. They are especially prevalent in sports requiring frequent jumping, directional changes and pivoting such as basketball, football, soccer, handball, netball, volleyball and fencing [1,3,4]. Ankle sprains often result in persisting limitations to the joint, like pain, swelling, disability, dysfunction, time lost from activity, the requirement for treatment, and economic burden [5-8]. Athletes who sprain their ankle are prone to reinjure the same ankle, with recurrent ankle sprains commonly leading to chronic instability [7,9]. Chronic ankle instability is a term used to describe these persisting limitations this is a risk factor for future sprain [6,10-12].

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