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Do you experience chronic ankle instability?

Do you suffer from chronic ankle instability, including repeated ankle sprains, episodes of giving way and feeling of an unstable ankle?

If so, you may be surprised to find that it may be due to weak hip and knee muscle strength. A study by researchers at the University of Queensland recently compared hip and knee muscle torque between those that suffer with chronic ankle instability and those that have

had one ankle strain and no ongoing problems. Their findings indicate that those with chronic ankle instability have less knee and hip flexion and extension isometric torque.

It is important to talk with one of our Sports Medicine Doctors if you are experiencing ankle instability. Book an appointment today.

Reference:
Khalaj, N., Vicenzino, B., & Smith, M. D. (2021). Hip and knee muscle torque and its relationship with dynamic balance in chronic ankle instability, copers and controls. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 24(7), 647–652.