International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023


Prevalence and Impact of Chronic Ankle Instability in Teenage Athletes

Manisha Bade | Dr. Pranav Bhosle


Abstract: Background: The prevalence and impact of chronic ankle instability (CAI) in teenage athletes are unknown. To better develop and justify prevention strategies of lateral ankle sprains and CAI, it is important to understand the origin and associated long - term impact of CAI within populations other than adults. Objective: To find the prevalence and impact of chronic ankle instability (CAI) in teenage athletes. Study Design: Cross - sectional study. Methods: A 73 healthy athletes across sport facilities and high schools fulfilling inclusion criteria completed paper - and - pencil surveys to establish the presence of CAI to check ankle function with the scales Foot and Ankle Ability Measure [FAAM] Activities of Daily Living along with FAAM - Sport subscale. Results: The overall prevalence of CAI was 93.13%. The population of 73 subjects [45 male and 28 female] were surveyed for the prevalence of ankle instability in teenage athlete?s age group 12 - 18years. Out of 73 subjects FAAM SCORE were no pain 5 [6.84%] and pain in 68 [93.13%] subjects. Therefore, the prevalence of ankle instability was 93.13%. Conclusion: The prevalence of CAI was higher among teenage athletes. The Chronic ankle instability negatively affected and alter the ankle function and HRQoL in teenage athletes. There is high prevalence and negative impact of CAI in an teenage athletes, various strategies to prevent ankle injuries and maintain physical activity are important to reduce future long - term consequences associated with development of CAI. These strategies needed to be implemented as soon as sport participation begins, as it appears that the origin of CAI may occur before adulthood.


Keywords: Foot and Ankle Ability Measure, FAAM


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023,


Pages: 175 - 177


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