When it comes to the sport of soccer, ankle sprains are the most common injury for the lower extremities of the athlete. Ankle sprains occur when then ligaments in the ankle, lower leg, or foot are stretched or tear. There are different types of sprains.
The most common of the ankle sprain is the inversion injury. This occurs when the ankle rolls out and the foot rolls in, stretching or tearing the ligaments on the outside of the ankle (Ankle Sprain).
An eversion injury occurs when the ankle rolls in and the foot rolls out, which damages the ligaments on the inside of the ankle (Ankle Sprain).
When a high ankle sprain occurs, the syndesmosis between the tibia and fibula are injured. This can happen if the leg rotates while the foot is planted or the foot is forced up (Ankle Sprain). This injury can happen by itself or with inversion and eversion. The sprain is more severe and takes longer to heal if ligaments of the syndesmosis are injured.
There are three grades to an ankle sprain which the doctor will determine.
Grade one is a stretching or light tear of the ligament, but the ankle is stable and usually able to be walked on (Ankle Sprain). …show more content…
The coach should be involved in all portions of athletic health care. They should be aware of prevention, recognition of an injury, be aware of the assessment and treatment, and what phase of rehabilitation the athlete is in. If no other medical personnel are around the coach should provide first aid care. If an athlete were to sprain their ankle and no other medical personnel were available the coach should provide sport first aid in which they are qualified for. If the athlete is a minor you should already have written consent from the parents before the season started to provide sport aid care. If the athlete is an adult and refuse help, you are not required to provide medical attention (Flegel,