Why Ankle Sprains Take Longer to Heal and What You Can Do to Help

Why Ankle Sprains Take Longer to Heal and What You Can Do to Help

A sprain is when a ligament that connects two bones together is injured. Ligaments are meant to provide stability between the bones it connects. In the course of any significant physical activity, a certain amount of normal stress is applied to your musculoskeletal...
Can your current knee pain be caused by a ankle sprain 20 years ago?

Can your current knee pain be caused by a ankle sprain 20 years ago?

A good friend of mine asked me about his recent right knee pain. He is an active guy who is currently complaining of pain in his anterior right knee. On exam he has patellar tendinitis findings. Easy enough, treat the patellar tendon with eccentric exercises and all...

Why does my ankle feel sore years after I sprained it?

An ankle sprain means that you’ve stretched and injured a ligament that supports the ankle. If the ligament does not properly heal or you injure it again, the ligament eventually weakens. This leads to recurrent ankle sprains in the future and chronic pain. How...