7 Question Quiz on Ankle Injuries

I know ankle injuries are not as sexy as shoulder, back or knee injuries but they are a very frequent injury (1 million people a year in the US go to the doctor about this type of injury).

If an ankle injury is not addressed properly from the start, there is a very good chance it will haunt you for the rest of your life.

How many times have you heard, “I have weak ankles”?

So let’s test your brains on ankle injuries.

7 Question Quiz on Ankle Injuries

#1 – What is the most common injury sustained during sporting activities?

a) Back injury
b) Knee injury
c) Shoulder injury
d) Ankle injury

(This is an easy one.)

#2 – Which sport has the highest rate of ankle injuries?

a) Boys’ basketball
b) Girls’ basketball
c) Boys’ football
d) Boys’ wrestling

#3 – Which sport has more ankle injuries during practice than during competition?

a) Boys’ basketball
b) Girls’ basketball
c) Boys’ volleyball
d) Girls’ volleyball

#4 – Which is the most common ligament injured in an ankle sprain?

a) anterior talofibular ligament
b) calcaneofibular ligament
c) posterior talofibular ligament
d) tibiocalcaneal ligament

#5 – What percentage of ankle sprains lead to recurring ankle sprains?

a) 100%
b) 71%
c) 47%
d) 20%

#6 – Which is NOT a risk factor for ankle sprains?

a) Foot size with increased width
b) Reduced ankle dorsiflexion
c) Stretching before activity
d) Delay of peroneal muscles

#7 – What area of the body is often overlooked in an ankle sprain injury recovery program?

a) Foot
b) Knee
c) Hip
d) Back

Bonus – What component is often overlooked in an ankle sprain injury recovery program?

a) Range of Motion
b) Strengthening
c) Stretching
d) Lateral Stability

Make sure you jot down your answers or if you want to share them, you can post them here.

I will have the answers for you tomorrow.

Have a great Friday.

Rick Kaselj, MS
ExercisesForInjuries.com

Kinesiologist & Personal Trainer focusing on Exercises for Injury Recovery

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Here are the answers for the ankle injury exam:

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