Why are ankle injuries so common?

Ankles carry a large portion of the body weight and are often injured, fractured, strained or sprained. Ankle injuries are very common in those who take part in sports.

Ankle fractures result when a direct blow or stress forces the ankle inward or outward past its normal range of motion. This can occur when a jumping or running athlete lands on an uneven surface. It may also occur when the foot is on the ground and the body gets twisted.

South African Podiatry Association (SAPA)

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