About 40% of all traumatic ankle injuries occur during sports. For indoor sports, an incidence of 7 lateral ankle sprains (LAS) per 1000 exposures has been reported.
It is also associated with injury in those who wear high heels or unstable shoes. Despite the high prevalence and incidence of LAS injuries, it has been reported that only approximately 50% of individuals who incur a LAS seek medical attention. And following on from this a large proportion of individuals who sustain a LAS will develop chronic ankle instability (CAI).
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It is therefore vital that a robust and comprehensive rehabilitation programme is undertaken to avoid more serious pathology occurring later on in life. Your healthcare professional should be able to advise more on what is appropriate and helpful in your circumstances.