Practical methods of preventing ankle injuries

S F Rifat, D B McKeag
American Family Physician 1996, 53 (8): 2491-8, 2501-3
Each year ankle sprains account for a significant degree of disability and expense. Thus, it is important that family physicians become familiar with methods of preventing ankle sprains. Both internal and external methods prevent ankle injuries. Internal methods include improving flexibility, strength and proprioception; effective external methods of ankle protection include using athletic tape, lace-up stabilizers and semirigid orthoses.

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