Ankle Joint is a very strong joint made up of three bones. The two shin bones (tibia and fibula) and the talus make up the ankle joint which is held together by strong ligaments. These ligaments provide the joint with stability. the ligament on the outside of the ankle is commonly injured during sprains or twists or "going over" on the ankle.
- Always warm up/cool down and stretch thoroughly before taking part in any physical or sporting activity in order to reduce the risk of injury.
- Keep a check on the soles of your shoes for signs of heavy wear on the inner or outer edges as pain can develop through uneven foot posture. Insoles can help to correct this.
- Take care when running or walking on uneven surfaces. Try to wear lace up footwear which supports the ankle as well as the foot.