Ankles really do matter
It is a pet peeve of mine when a client tells me they went to A+E with a bad ankle and after they have an X-Ray which does not show any fracture. They get told….
“You’re good to go, walk it off it is not broken”
Technically the bone may not be broken and the chance of an infection developing is virtually zero. But REHAB STILL SHOULD HAPPEN as the ligament probably is broken. Ankles that are either unstable or defensively tight impact how your knees, hips and low back function.
If a chronic limp develops overtime, it might lead to low back or knee pain in years to come. “Up to 70% of individuals who sustain an acute ankle sprain may develop residual physical disability”. Yes an ankle joint (that often ignored part of our anatomy) can physically disable us, if it has been damaged in the past.