oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Restriction of ankle and foot movements using the standard elastic ankle guard
A pilot study was conducted to compare the range of movement of ankle dorsiflexion and plantarflexion, and foot inversion, without and with the use of a standard elastic ankle guard. A sample of nine normal, healthy, physically active, Caucasian males, aged 19 to 21 years, with no history of ankle injuries, was used. The results of this study showed no significant differences (p = 0,05) between the ankle and foot movements performed without and with the use of the ankle guard in any of the basic movements measured.
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