Let’s get real about ankle sprains. They’re no joke.
Today, just like every day, approximately 25,000 people in the U.S. will sprain their ankles.
More than 1 million people visit emergency rooms each year because of ankle injuries.
Ankle sprains are the #1 injury in sports.
If you’ve ever experienced an ankle sprain—and chances are you have—you know how incredibly painful and debilitating they can be. The worst ones may have you down for the count for weeks, if not months.
What’s more, up to 50% of ankle sprain patients will suffer from pain and reduced ankle function over the long-term. About 30% of those who sustain their first initial lateral ankle sprain will develop Chronic Ankle Instability—a painful and potentially debilitating condition.
There’s good news, though: your health professional can help, with effective preventative care plus powerful, lasting treatments should a sprain occur. The key, according to study after study: custom orthotics. They not only help stabilize the foot and ankle, they help to “retrain” your muscles, joints and ligaments for better functioning—the perfect compliment to your doctor‘s care.
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: to stay healthy and “in the game” for as long as possible—protect your foundation.