How to prevent ankle sprains?

Ankle sprains often happen during rapid changes in direction in sports such as netball, soccer or rugby, or when walking on uneven ground. During these changes in direction multiple forces act on the ankle and supporting musculature requiring the ankle to adapt, support and then aid propulsion. The human foot and ankle unit are engineering marvels with thirty-three joints made up off twenty-six bones, thirty-three muscles (20 within the foot, 13 in the lower leg) and lots of connective tissue. When we have strong coordinated feet/ankles and appropriate footwear is worn risk of ankle sprains is minimal. When the ankles are weak and/or uncoordinated to minimise risk of injury, orthotics, strap

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