Ankle Sprain – Proprioception is Essential

I often say that “one of the best predictors if future injury is past injury“ – as a previously damaged  muscle, ligament or joint is often weaker and the patient may have returned to full activity when there is still residual post injury weakness, swelling or instability.

In the ankle – it has been suggested that between 40% and 70% of all first time ankle sprain patients will sustain a re-sprain of the same joint some time in the 12 months after the initial injury – this is why “Proprioception and Balance” is such an important part of the rehabilitation protocol. Continue reading