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High ankle sprains – Syndesmosis injury

High ankle sprains – Syndesmosis injury

It is only too fitting to be talking about syndesmosis injuries with Jack Gunston from Hawthron working hard to get back for this weeks prelimanry final in the AFL 2 weeks post injury.

As per a previous post, ankles are the most commonly injured body part in a wide variety of popular Australian sports.

If you hurt your ankle, an important injury not to miss is the ‘high ankle sprain’, or syndesmosis injury.

ANKLE SPRAINS - Part 1

ANKLE SPRAINS - Part 1

Ankle sprains are extremely common and are almost seen as “routine” in sport accounting to 15-30% of all sport injuries, especially those involving changes of direction. Although it is a widespread sporting injury, it regularly occurs during every day activities. Ankle sprains are often also associated with women in high-heeled shoes! Unfortunately, these injuries are often not rehabilitated completely and can lead to all sorts of ongoing issues.