Ankle injury

Ankle injuries is one of the most common sport- and musculoskeletal injuries that can occur. It’s estimated that 25% of all occurring injuries are musculoskeletal injuries, almost 40% of those who do sports or exercise have had an ankle injury. Especially in football, handball and contact sports, sprained ankles are highly likely.

Certainly most people have tried twisting their ankle that is something we can relate to. However it’s not often these sprains are examined or treated, which often can attribute a significant risk increase, to suffer new and more frequent sprains.

But you can in fact return to sports rather quickly, by rehabilitating your ankle injury correctly. Including significantly reducing the risk of new injuries, If your ankle is stable. A severe ankle injury can cause one to get a bone fracture of one of the ankle knots (Malleolus), which should be examined and treated at a hospital. If you’ve gotten a sprain once, your ligaments would’ve become longer, and therefore you would have an increased risk of it happening over and over. Which will end with a so-called unstable ankle, where your foot has bad movement.

Find your injury in the list below:

Ankle ligament injury

  • Pain during weightbearing and movement of the ankle.
  • Swelling and soreness.
  • Ecchymosis (subcutaneous bleeding) / bruising and possibly discoloration of the skin most commonly located under the injury.
  • The foot feels loose (usually isn’t felt in acute injury).

Fibula fracture at the ankle

  • Pain experienced with any use of or movement of the ankle.
  • Soreness of ankle, especially in movement and support on the foot.
  • Swelling, redness and warmth, especially on the outside of the ankle.
  • Soreness or pain as a result of local pressure / touch.

Instable ankle

  • Prone to sprained ankle from unnatural twisting movements of ankle.
  • Swelling and pain when the ankle experiences high load, especially on uneven terrain.
  • Trouble jumping or initiating take off.