The ankle joint is a very complex system. The ankle joint is the part that separates the lower leg with the foot. In everyday life we use the joint every day, from the moment we get out of bed, he is already burdened. For example, with each walking movement, we use our feet. This allows us to walk, stand, cycle, exercise etc. etc ..
The ankle consists of different structures in and around the joint. It ensures that we can make a plantarial and dorsal flexion movement (stretching and bending movement) with the foot. You can also move the foot diagonally, this is also called supination and pronation movement of the foot. All structures together ensure the mobility and stability of the joint. However, pain or an injury to the ankle joint can be very annoying. Such an injury has various causes and can arise in different ways.
An ankle injury can occur in different ways. For example, an injury can occur acutely, for example a misstep. The ankle makes an unexpected movement in which the ankle moves maximally outward. This allows the haircut or the straps to stretch.
Ankle complaints can also occur chronically.
There are many symptoms that show whether or not you suffer from the ankle joint. But which injuries are all actually there? And which symptoms are similar to my symptoms? To give more information about this, injuries can be seen below, which are further elaborated and explained.
Ankle sprain and ankle bruise is the most common sports injury in the Netherlands (Schmikkli and other sports injuries in the total playing field, NOC NSF 2002).
The overview below shows which actions during sports are the most provocative for the occurrence of sports injuries:
In the current guideline of the KNGF (Royal Dutch Society for Physical Therapists) the wearing of a brace is advised from the moment the swelling is reduced. The chance of full recovery is greater if someone uses an ankle brace for the first 6 weeks after injury. This results in faster resumption of sports activities. However, wearing an ankle brace is no guarantee for injury-free sports. The preventative use of an ankle brace reduces the chance of a repeated trauma. The ankle / foot is a very complex joint. Through the link below you can get a clearer picture of this joint.
ProBrace is always ready for children. Does your child need a small size ankle brace, ankle bandage, sport brace or sports orthosis? With each ankle brace or ankle bandage it is described which measurements apply to this brace or bandage for your ankle. Do you doubt which brace or bandage is appropriate? Then be advised by a ProBrace specialist. Contact us by e-mail, chat, telephone or visit in Bergambacht, Rijswijk or The Hague.
For more information you can always be advised without obligation by one of our specialists within ProBrace. Do you suffer from your ankle and are you looking for the perfect (sports) brace or (sports) bandage ? Then you have come to the right place at ProBrace. ProBrace has made a selection of the best ankle braces and ankle ligages that are on the market today. For each product is described at which diagnosis this ankle brace or ankle bandage can be used. Is your diagnosis or complaint not listed or do you have any doubts about which product you should choose. Then contact one of our physiotherapists for a FREE advice.