ANKLE EVERSION INJURY – AN UNCOMMON SPORTS INJURY
Are you suffering from that pain in your ankle and it already frustrates you?
The eversion ankle sprain is fortunately RARE in all of the sports and athletic injuries worldwide. The eversion ankle sprain is when you have injured one or up to five of the ligaments including the big deltoid ligament.
Moreover, it occurs when the foot is turned outwards beyond ligamentous and muscular control. This often occurs in activities involving medial movements, jumping, and running. Uneven ground or foot abnormalities may also increase the likelihood of this injury. Women appear to sustain an inversion injury more frequently than men.
There are different grades of an inversion ankle sprains which include:
- Grade 1 sprain. it involves injury to only one of the five ligaments on the outside of your ankle. There is minimal to no tearing of the ligament. Also, the ankle remains stable.
- Grade 2 sprain. it occurs when either one of the five ligaments has been fully torn or two of the three ligaments has been partially torn. With a grade 2 sprain the ankle joint will suffer from some instability.
- Grade 3 sprain. it will cause your ankle to be the most unstable. Two ligaments + torn with a distal malleolar fracture.
What are the symptoms of Ankle Eversion Injury?
Severe and prolonged pain over the anterior ankle at the anterior tibiofibular ligament, worse with weight bearing
The point of maximal tenderness involves the anterior tibiofibular ligament, which is higher than the anterior talofibular ligament
It is also important to palpate the proximal fibula to rule out any proximal syndesmotic ligament injury and associated fracture known as a “maisonneuve fracture”
There is often some mild swelling in this area, and the patient may or may not have an ankle effusion
The patient usually has limited range of motion in all directions
Moreover, it is possible for anyone to suffer a medial ankle sprain. The number one predisposing factor to suffer an ankle sprain is a history of a previous ankle sprain.If you suffer one of these injuries, you are exponentially more likely to get several others. However, you are more likely to have progressive deterioration and ankle instability if initial injuries are not rehabilitated and treated properly.
The time it takes your ankle sprain to heal will greatly depend on how severe your injury is.
If you are suffering from this condition, our podiatrist can help you with the right treatment needed. ✅ Podiatrist South Kensington based
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-The Chelsea Clinic and Team