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May 2015

Ankle Sprains

What is an ankle sprain? Ankle sprains are one of the most common sporting injuries. A sprain can be defined as the tearing of one or more ligaments in the ankle. Most ankle sprains are likely to affect the lateral ligaments (around 80% of sprains) of which the anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) is most common. Following a sprain the ankle joint may become unstable and will take some time to …Read More

Compression Stockings and Running

Source: http://www.smhhalfmarathon.com.au/ With the SMH Half Marathon approaching, many may wonder if the use of compression stockings during the event actually make a difference to performance and muscle damage. In a soon to be published article in The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy by Areces et al… from Spain, looked at compression garments and marathon running. The purpose of the study was to look at compression garments effect …Read More