HOW AM I ABLE TO PREVENT OR AVOID AN ANKLE INJURY DURING ATHLETICS?
Track and field or athletics injuries are unfortunately very common as the body is often pushed its limits, often in short, sharp spurts. Wearing a Bauerfeind brace or ankle support can minimise your chances of injury through enhanced stability, proprioception and medical-grade compression. Some common forms of ankle injuries include ligament tears and sprains, stress fractures, Achilles tendonitis and heel pain.
Bauerfeind ankle braces, such as the MalleoTrain, are ideal for Athletics as it help to promote blood flow with the use of medical grade compression, something not found when using simple neoprene sleeves and braces. Protect your ankles with our supports so you can nail your high jump, long jump, sprints and hurdles.
HOW TO TREAT COMMON ANKLE INJURIES FROM ATHLETICSWe recommend visiting a physiotherapist for treatment and advice on treating common track and field injuries. They may recommend the following treatments.
- Strains or Sprains. Many strains and sprains can be treated with the RICE method: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. A good physiotherapist can assist with the recovery as well. If the strain is more severe it may require surgery.
- Ligament Tearing. Ligament tears generally always require surgery. A torn ligament rebuild uses a graft of tissue, as the ligament will not typically heal properly otherwise. Surgery is minimally invasive, however it can take time for the tear to heal.
- Achilles Tendonitis. Symptoms of Achilles Tendonitis such as pain and swelling above the heel often occurs following prolonged periods due to constant loading on the ankle. Adequate rest and non-surgical treatments can usually relieve these symptoms.
Play it safe: Consult a doctor if you experience unusually intense and persistent tendonitis pain.
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