The ankle joint is a very complex system. The ankle joint is the part that connects the lower leg to the foot. In daily life we use the joint every day, from the moment we get out of bed it is already under load. We use our ankle joint with every walking movement. This allows us to walk, stand, cycle, exercise, etc.
The ankle consists of different structures in and around the joint. It ensures that we can make a plantar and dorsal flexion movement (stretching and bending movement) with the foot. You can also move the foot obliquely, this is also called the supination and pronation movement (or inversion and eversion of the ankle) of the foot. All structures together ensure the mobility and stability of the joint. However, pain or ankle joint injury can be very annoying. Such an injury has various causes and can arise in different ways.
An ankle injury can arise in different ways. For example, an injury can arise acutely, such as a misstep. The ankle makes an unexpected movement in which the ankle moves outwards to the maximum. This can stretch the haircut or straps.
Ankle complaints can also develop chronically, this is caused by a chronic overload of the joint.
There are many symptoms that show whether or not you have the ankle joint. Think of a thick ankle (swelling), a red ankle, a bruise, pain while standing, walking, etc. But what injuries are there all? And which symptoms correspond to my complaints? 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 accident / injury during sports in the Netherlands (Schmikkli et al. Sports injuries in the total playing field, NOC NSF 2002).
The overview below shows which actions during sports are most provocative for the occurrence of sports injuries:
In the current guideline of the KNGF (Royal Dutch Society for Physiotherapists), the wearing of an ankle brace is recommended from the moment the swelling has subsided. The chance of a full recovery is greater if someone uses an ankle brace for the first 6 weeks after injury. This results in a faster resumption of sports activity. However, wearing an ankle brace is not a guarantee for injury-free sports. Preventive use of an ankle brace significantly reduces the risk of repeated trauma. The ankle / foot is a very complex joint. Via the link below you can get a clearer picture of this joint.
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