Dr. Laura Witte
* Ankle sprains are common injuries in healthy, active adults, especially those who engage in athletics or high-intensity training.
* Research assessing the effects of sustained index ankle sprains demonstrates a high risk of subsequent injuries, which may lead to chronic ankle instability.
* Numerous studies have isolated risk factors and mitigation techniques, which may alter the progression of instability and decreased performance associated with ankle injuries.
* Enrollment in adequate rehabilitation programs focused on restoration of joint biomechanics and sensorineural control is essential in minimizing progressive instability.
* The evaluation, special testing, and progressive spectrum of non-surgical and surgically invasive treatment options are discussed.
Bryson, Robert S.
"Functional Therapy Compared to Traditional Treatment Options in the Reduction of Chronic Ankle Instability Risk in Adults,"
Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science: Vol. 2
, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalshowcase.lynchburg.edu/dmscjournal/vol2/iss4/5
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