Balance and propioception training is commonly prescribed for the rehab and prevention of lateral ankle sprain injuries. But how effective is this approach? Andrew Hamilton looks at recent evidence... MORE
Sprained Ankle 5 years ago & still having problems
I sprained my right ankle badly playing soccer roughly 5 years ago. After healing time I felt it had not recovered fully as i was gettin an accute nagging pain/stiffness in my nakle. I got an MRI scan which was clear. Anyway my ankle has got gradually/considerably worse & now I also suffer from severe stiffness up the right side of my body(mostly ankle,it band,abdomen) which gets worse after every time i exercise(play sport etc)& improves after rest/sleep. Iv gone back to countless physios, specialists who hav not been able to rectify my problem. Iv been given orthotic insoles & been given countless stretches to loosen/strengthen my muscles. One physio discovered that the talar head of my talus bone is loose/falls in when my foot stands on the ground (which I feel is my problem) He used taping to prevent this but obviously this is not a long term solution. Is there any treatment which might pervent my irregular talus movement which I feel is also causing my chronic stiffness. I feel like i am unable to put the full weight of my body on my originally injured right ankle.
Any advice on this would be greatful. Thanks