Snowboarder’s ankle is fracture of the outside Talus bone in the ankle. Oftentimes, snowboarders consider the ankle pain as merely a sprain and avoid having an x-ray to confirm the fracture. In addition, these fractures are difficult to see on x-ray but can be seen easily on a cat scan.
One way to prevent Snowboarder’s ankle is to wear a brace that goes above the ankle to restrain over-movement while snowboarding. Recovery often involves the use of a wobble board to strengthen the muscles used for balance.
Massage can be beneficial to relieve the pain around the area, as well as to help regain flexibility in the ankle joint. Treatment can begin as early as 2 weeks after a talus fracture, or as soon as the swelling subsides in a sprain.
Climbing is another activity that requires strong, flexible ankles. Give your ankles a good stretch before and after you begin a climb. #MarktheSpotMassage
Ankle injuries are common in basketball. Even if you’re only playing a pickup game, give your ankles a good stretch before and after you play. And if you sustain an injury or soreness that lasts for more than a day, come in for a good neuromuscular massage.