It’s common that at some point in your life you’ve sprained your ankle. Whether that was 10 years ago playing a football final or yesterday afternoon carrying in the groceries to accidentally miss a step and roll your ankle. Did you seek any treatment afterwards? Often the answer is no, and it is certainly something I myself am guilty of doing. Usually, a bag of peas does the trick. However, working in the podiatry profession I am now exposed to the long term disability associated with not undertaking any rehabilitation post-injury! If I could turn back the clock, I would be urging my 14-year-old self to whip out the resistance band and start strengthening my ankles in front of the TV.
As I mention, a history of a previous ankle injury can lead to health complications later in life. In fact, in a 10 year follow-up study of patients suffering inversion