Ankle sprain and sprained ankle is in the news at the moment especially if you follow tennis and the fortunes of my fellow Scot Andy Murray. Andy sprained his ankle at the French Open Championships. . . . .Click HERE to read the whole of the post
St Louis Blue’s T.J. Oshie is out indefinitely after suffering a fractured ankle in Wednesday’s loss in Columbus.
If you watch the video clip carefully you can’t see when the TJ Oshie ankle fracture actually happens.
It most likely happens when Pahlsson wrestles Oshie to the ice.
How the ankle and foot operate together.
How the arch of the foot is closely linked with movements of the hip and knee, and how weakness in the hip can lead to injuries of the lower leg. Also conversely how weakness in the foot arch can lead to problems at the knee and hip.
In sport the ankle is the most important joint in the body. It is the key joint and is responsible for the transfer of forces from the leg to the ground. It has to cope with changes in load, speed, direction and uneven surfaces all at the same time.
You need to understand:
The movements that are available at your ankle joints;
Proprioception and its role in balance;
The involvement of your eyes and ears in balance.
Here I explain:
Structure of the two longitudinal arches
The transverse arch
How the foot bones fit together
How ligaments and joint capsules hold the joints together
How the muscles work together to support the arches
The muscle groups that work on your foot – intrinsic and extrinsic
How to recognise your foot type