Physical Activity Levels in College Students With Chronic Ankle Instability
Hubbard-Turner T & Turner TJ. J Athl Train. 2015; 50(7): 742-747.
Take Home Message: College students with chronic ankle instability have lower activity levels and more symptoms than healthy students. Activity levels appear to be related to the amount of ankle laxity.
Ankle sprains, one of the most common orthopedic injuries, can cause chronic ankle instability (CAI), which can result in long-term pain, instability, and potentially decreased quality of life. Individuals with CAI report lower function and more symptoms, but it is unknown if these findings translate into functional differences. The authors of this study compared total weekly steps between 40 college students with CAI and healthy control students.