Ankle Injuries in Basketball Players A mild sprain occurs when there is minimal force with only slight stretching or tearing of the ligaments. Pain and... A moderate sprain occurs when ligaments are partially torn. Pain, swelling and bruising are greater and walking may be... In a severe sprain, ...
The majority of ankle sprains occurred in games (n = 565, 71.0%) and involved a contact mechanism of injury (n = 567, 71.2%). Most ankle sprains were lateral (n = 638, 80.2%). The incidence of ankle sprain among players with a history of prior ankle sprain in the past year was 1.41 times (95% CI, 1.13-1.74) the incidence of those without a history of ankle sprain in the past year ( P = .002).
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Excess inversion of the ankle joint which creates stress on the anterior talofibular ligament, calcaneofibular ligament, and the posterior talofibular ligament. RICE protocol (rest, ice, compression, and elevation), particularly for the first 24-48 hours and non-operative management.
Context: Ankle sprains are a common basketball injury. Therefore, examination of risk factors for injury in female professional basketball players is worthwhile. Objective: To examine rates of ankle sprains, associated time missed from participation, and risk factors for injury during 2 consecutive seasons.
A common injury for basketballers (and many other athletes) is the sprained ankle. Whilst it may seem like a mild injury, often they can leave players with long lasting changes in flexibility, strength and balance which make them prone to re-do the injury or sustain a different injury in the future. (1) For these reasons it is worthwhile getting a sprain properly assessed and rehabilitated.
In basketball, ankle injuries are among the most common injuries sustained and they are also amongst the most severe. 1–3 An Australian basketball study 2 determined that over half (53.7%) of the total time missed because of an injury in basketball was through an ankle injury.