A sprained ankle can be a painful and debilitating injury. Depending on the severity of the sprain, you may be unable to put weight on the affected ankle and it may feel weak and unstable. You may have swelling, bruising and redness around the injury.
It can be incredibly frustrating… you’ve looked forward to your winter holiday for months and, then, after only a day or two on the slopes, you fall badly and hurt yourself. Why should you not ignore the signs of injury or strain?
Footballers suffer more injuries than in just about any other sport. Most are caused by colliding with other players or landing awkwardly from a jump. Roughly a quarter of injuries are due to overuse and develop gradually over time. So, what can players (and their concerned parents!) do to protect themselves from getting injured?