An ankle sprain is a common sporting injury. It can be a very painful experience and can significantly affect a patient’s lifestyle. It occurs due to the ankle twisting and causing damage to soft tissues and ligaments. A ligament consists of several strands of tissue all compacted together to form a strong structure, similar to a rope. An ankle sprain may result in a partial or complete tear of a ligament, which stabilizes the ankle joint.
Once the ligament is torn, it becomes weak which in turn causes the ankle stability to be affected. Athletes in various sports are at a greater risk of being afflicted with an ankle sprain. When an ankle sprain occurs, the usual scenario involves the athlete "rolling" his or her ankle while landing from a jump and experiencing a sharp pain on the outside of the ankle. If the athlete can walk on the injured ankle, the likelihood of a serious injury is less, but athletic participation should be discontinued. Shoes should be kept on until examination and treatment. The primary cause of an ankle sprain is over pronation. This can be controlled via sports insoles.
Orthotic Proof Sources and Safety Data.
The use of foot orthotics has been researched and tested by leading institutions around the world, and is widely accepted in the medical community. Foot orthotics/ foot insoles are used in both public and private hospitals and clinics.
Clinical studies and field research verify the value of orthotics in preventing and treating ankle sprains while improving the structural integrity of the ligaments and muscles around the ankle. Flexible orthotics control foot motion without restricting function and creating compensatory movement in other structures.
American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists
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Journal of Applied Biomechanics
Recommended Product for Ankle Sprains
Dr Foot's Sports Insoles
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Dr Foot's Sport Insoles provide extra longitudinal support and cushioning for runners, plus lateral support for tennis, football and aerobics. Forefoot extensions prevent movement of the insert, which is important during sporting activities. Ideal for patients seeking arch support for prevention and treatment of ankle sprains.
The ideal insoles for complete foot support, comfort, correct posture and mechanics. Dr Foot's insole is a unique foot support system intended to help relieve ankle sprains, while preventing foot strain and injury. A full-length, prescription like arch support prevents and treats foot pain. The result: control for feet rolling inward (over-pronation), which can pull the entire lower body out of alignment. A special fabric cover reduces slippage and heat, helping keep feet drier.
"As you could imagine, enduring long hours on a gym on a particularly hard tred mill it can be a strain on your legs as well as your feet.
I find these insoles very absorbing and comfortable and recommend them to any sports fanatic or anybody who plays sport."
Mr M Davies Scotland, U.K
"I am writing to tell you how happy I am with your insoles. On two separate occasions I have had professionally fitted orthotics. Both were rigid and intolerable to wear.
In addition to being flat-footed, I have traumatic arthritis in my left ankle. Prior to purchasing your insoles, I thought surgery was the only option for the constant pain when I walked. To my surprise and happiness, both my feet and my left ankle have quit hurting. Your insoles are a God-send."
Ms Lindsay Barker, UK
"I have been using your Sport Insoles for about 4 months.
As an electricity meter reader and a keen sportsman walking up to 10km a day at times, I find they give more support and good shock absorption than any other insole I have tried.
I gave a friend a pair of insoles to try. He's had a lot of problems with ankles sprain from running and even when walking and has to wear orthotics. He now tells me that the insoles have great cushioning and his running has improved. He hasn't had any injuries since using the insoles. Thanking you."
H D WILDING London, U.K
"I love the Dr Foot Sports Insoles! I am an avid runner, with over-pronation and a family history of foot and leg pain. The Dr Foot Sports Insoles make running possible for me. I've tried many other insoles and none of them work as well as Dr Foot. I'm currently training for my second marathon, and my Dr. Foot Sports Insoles are protecting me from injury. Thank you!"