Ankle sprains are one of the most common traumatic injuries across a variety of sports. It is estimated that 70% of the general population suffers an ankle sprain during their lifetime.
These injuries may have long-term repercussions and restoring ROM is a crucial part of the rehabilitation process. Regarding this aspect, the loss in dorsiflexion after an ankle sprain has been the focus of multiple studies.
Weight-bearing dorsiflexion, plantar flexion, eversion and inversion ROM was measured in 87 male athletes undergoing late-stage ankle sprain rehabilitation and 25 healthy athletes. Reliability and minimum detectable change were determined for each ROM measurement.