Ankle dorsiflexion range of motion changes during a competitive season in professional players

Ankle dorsiflexion range of motion changes during a competitive season in professional players

Several lower limb injuries, including lateral ankle sprains, anterior cruciate ligament ruptures and hamstring muscle injuries have been associated with restricted ankle dorsiflexion. This FastFact examines a paper which aimed to evaluate the acute (post-match) and chronic (throughout the season) effects of competition on ankle dorsiflexion range of motion in professional football players1. Restricted ankle [...]
Pretibial swelling following ACL-reconstruction

Pretibial swelling following ACL-reconstruction

Case A 42-year-old male recreational football player presented with a two-month history of pretibial swelling. He reports having had an ACL-reconstruction (ACLR) 16 years previously. The swelling is variably present, developed after increasing his physical activity and was not associated with any other symptoms. In particular there was no pain, instability or locking. On examination, [...]