A few weeks ago in Part 1 of this article, I talked about some factors related to a gymnast I treated for impact based ankle pain. I talked about ankle dorsiflexion mobility, tibial internal/external rotation, the role of proper squatting and landing mechanics, and toe mobility influences. I wanted to keep the
I got a lot of great feedback from the first installment of this series, which was related to a gymnast with recurring lower back pain following a healed stress fracture. I recently had another evaluation for a gymnast who started getting pretty intense ankle pain with high impact tumbling during training.
Impact Based Ankle Pain in Gymnasts: Understanding Why and Possible Ways to Assist with Injury Reduction
In another post I wrote last week, I discussed how ankle instability and chronic ankle sprains can be problematic for gymnasts to deal with. This week I wanted to continue on that path addressing another common problem, ankle pain related to impact activities like landing, dismounting, and tumbling. There are certain