bruised ankle

Graston

Ligaments are tissues in our body that are found around joints.  They are different from muscles or tendons since they do not initiate any form of movement.  Instead, ligaments are passive structures that provide support, stability and protection for our joints. Unfortunately, ligaments can be injured. What is the difference between a sprain and a strain? The term “sprain” usually refers to ligament…

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High Ankle Sprain

An ankle sprain is one of the most common sports injuries that we encounter at our clinic. The majority of ankle sprains are called inversion sprains. These sprains are the classic “rolling the ankle” when you twist your ankle from the outside of the joint. Perhaps a lesser known type of ankle sprain is a…

bruised ankle

Ankle Sprain

Quite often we hear of patients who repeatedly sprain their ankles. Weeks, months or even years may pass between episodes, but there is a definite pattern of inversion ankle sprain (or “rolling your ankle”) on a specific side. Often times this can be attributed to what we call a functional ankle instability. Rolled Ankle –…

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Chronic Ankle Sprain

Like the various musicians in a symphony orchestra, athletic movements require different muscles to activate and deactivate in a very co-ordinated fashion.  When disrupted, this orchestra of muscular activity can not only affect athletic performance, but can also lead to different injuries. Chronic Ankle Sprain and FAI Functional instability of the ankle (FAI) is an…