Effects of balance training on post-sprained ankle joint instability

I. Faizullin, E. Faizullina
2015 International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine  
BACKGROUND: Ankle sprain is a medical condition when ankle ligaments are totally or partially torn. The primary cause of ankle sprain is sharp movements like turning or rolling the foot [1]. The ankle sprain needs to be treated right after the trauma, because if not treated it could lead to decreased stability of the ankle joint and lead to chronic ankle instability, which is characterized by increased risk of the ankle sprain [2] . We suppose that rehabilitation after the ankle sprain could
more » ... kle sprain could signifi cantly increase the performance of sportsmen. OBJECTIVE: To investigate effects of balance exercise training on instable ankle due to the previous ankle sprain injury. In addition, the secondary aim of this systematic review was to fi nd the effectiveness of different balance training exercises on instable ankle in order to fi nd better opportunities for rehabilitation of sportsmen. METHODS: The studies were selected from PubMed and Scopus using the library of the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (further-UB FAU), we used full texts, and only texts in English were included in this review.
doi:10.3233/jrs-150707 pmid:26639734 fatcat:iw2s2y5dwjhclmq3c6u7xg6zge