HOW AM I ABLE TO PREVENT OR AVOID AN ANKLE INJURY DURING CROSSFIT?
Any form of high intensity interval training carries the risk of causing an injury. Some common forms of ankle injuries caused from crossfit include ligament tears and sprains, stress fractures, Achilles tendonitis and heel pain.
Wearing a Bauerfeind brace or ankle support during crossfit or HIIT sessions can minimise your chances of injury through enhanced stability, proprioception and medical-grade compression. Bauerfeind ankle braces also help to promote blood flow with the use of medical grade compression, something not found when using simple neoprene sleeves and braces. A good ankle brace for crossfit includes the MalleoTrain S open heel ankle brace designed for sport and better contact with the ground. Protect your ankle joints so you can nail your next ball slam, overhead squat, battle ropes or good morning.
HOW TO TREAT COMMON ANKLE INJURIES FROM CROSSFITWe recommend visiting a physiotherapist for treatment and advice on treating common cricket 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.
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