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Ankle Injuries

There are many different ligaments that help to stabilize the ankle joint, which is where the two lower leg bones, the tibia and fibula meet the talus (the dome shaped bone at the top of the foot). Commonly the ligaments on the outside of the ankle are sprained, as they are the weakest, and most susceptible to injury because of the way they are aligned at the joint.

Types of Ankle Injuries That are Common:

Lateral ankle sprains

  • includes the ATFL (anterior talofibular ligament), CFL ( calcaneofibular ligament), and the PTFL (posterior talofibular ligament)
  • often caused by a roll to the outside of the foot when planting or twisting the foot while weightbearing

Achilles Tendonitis/osis

  • inflammation of the Achilles tendon due to acute trauma or overuse


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How Angela Simpson Physiotherapy Can Help:

  • Assess alignment of the back, pelvis, hip, ankle, and foot to determine what may have caused the injury
  • Test the stability of the Ligaments to determine the degree/severity of the sprain or tear
  • Test the strength of the muscles surrounding the ankle joint complex, as well as the rest of the leg
  • Provide an exercise program to improve either the ligament stability and/or the muscle strength around the ankle and lower extremity, as well as the core