What is an Ankle sprain?
An injury that affects many. And more than once
Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries occurring 20 million times per year in the US and Western Europe alone. 50% of ankle sprains happen during sporting activities. Injuries of the ankle joint generally affect the lateral ligaments of the ankle. Up to 40% of ankle sprains can lead to a re-injury and /or chronic instability. This risk can be reduced by proper post-injury care, rehabilitation, exercises and bracing.*
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