Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment of Ankle Impingement
September 17, 2021, 04:20 PM – 05:00 PM EDT(-04:00)
Dr. Stu Campbell
Research suggests that ankle impingement accounts for 15-30% of all sports injuries (Pillay & Frantz, 2012). Ankle sprains in sport may result in varying degrees of debilitation, including decreased performance, absence from competition, and adverse psychological effects (McGowan 1994). This impact transcends sport and can affect nonsporting individuals as well and their ability to perform activities of daily living. The typical mechanism of injury is a combination of inversion and adduction of the foot in plantar flexion. There is strong evidence that within 1 year after injury, athletes have twice the risk of a recurrent ankle sprain (Mitchell 2008). The aim of this talk is to take our attendees through the current evidence available, the mechanism of injury, accurate clinical diagnosis, further investigations and of course successful treatment of the pathology and what tools we can use throughout this process.