Practical methods of preventing ankle injuries

Sami F. Rifat, Douglas B. Mckeag

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2491-2498
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican family physician
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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