How to diagnose and treat different ankle sprains
Ankle sprains are among the most common injuries in sport. In a systematic review of ankle injuries in sport, it was found an ankle sprain was the major ankle injury in 33 of 43 sports, especially in Australian football, field hockey and squash.
The 2014 AFL Injury Report records ankle sprains as having the second highest incidence of all injuries. Ankle sprains also had the highest recurrence rate of all injuries at 18%.
Across the board, the lateral ankle sprain is far more common than the syndesmosis or high ankle sprain. But the length of recovery time required for a