Tag: sprain

ACL Injury Prevention Programs

BOSU Ball used to train balance and help reduce ACL tears

Athletes should incorporate ACL prevention programs into their daily workout routines to help reduce the chances of suffering a possible season ending ACL tear. Programs can be incorporated into a warm up, strength training, or as a standalone program in only about 15 minutes per day. Programs that focus on plyometrics, balance, stretching, and strengthening exercises seem to work best.

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5 Best Ankle Braces for Basketball Players

Basketball Player Wearing an Ankle Brace

What type of ankle brace is “the best” for basketball players? With the countless options available, it can be a very daunting task picking the one that is right for you. This article will examine 5 of the best ankle braces readily available to consumers, and discuss the differences in support and comfort of each.

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Ankle Sprains: Anatomy, Symptoms, and Treatment

Ankle Sprain

One of the most common injuries in athletics is a lateral ankle sprain. This is when the foot is inverted (foot rolls so the inside of the foots arch is facing up) and one or more of the ligaments on the outside of the ankle is damaged. There are different grades of ankle sprains depending on severity as well as the ligament that is injured. The signs and symptoms of the injury help determine the grade, treatment and healing time of the sprain.

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