Any of these structures can become damaged during an ankle injury, and each part has an impact on lower leg mechanics and therefore movement. Furthermore, an injury can compromise the fascial system and specific fascial layers (lines), which again affects biomechanics. Fascia is discussed in more detail in the article on "Runners Knee, the ITB Syndrome version".
- Address the damaged soft tissues.
- Regain full or as near to full range of motion/mobility as possible.
- Retrain/relearn kinaesthetic awareness and proprioception.
- Regain strength muscle strength.
- Compensate for increased ligament laxity (in many cases).
The next Running Related Article will cover Shin Splints.
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