Old Ankle Sprains Increase Injury Risk for Newly Active Baby Boomers
According to Jeffrey S. Hurless DPM, a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, many who have suffered ankle sprains in the past could be at risk for more serious damage as they age and try to stay in good physical condition. It is estimated that one in four sports injuries involves the foot or ankle, and a majority of them occur from incomplete rehabilitation of earlier injuries.
orthopedic walking shoes during exercise and normal activity will assist in keeping the foot and ankle in proper mobility and function.
Some sprains are severe enough to strain or tear the tendons on the outside of the ankle, called the peroneal tendons. Research shows that more than 85 percent of athletes who had surgery to repair a torn peroneal tendon were able to return to full sporting activity within three months after the procedure.
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