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Syndesmosis Injury


#1

Hey! In the meet i participated in last week it seems that I have managed to get a syndemosis injury

(http://www.mdmercy.com/footandankle/syndesomosisinjury2.html).

Took x-rays yesterday and have scheduled a MR after the weekend.

1) Anyone know how to come back fast after an injury like this? The doc talked about bolts for 3 months.. i think that sounds extreme? Anyone have experienses with this?

2) What kind of training should i start with to prevent this to happen again? The doc thinks that I'm pointing my toes too much outward and that my kne buckles if i squat heavy, and this creates torque (is that the right word?) in the ancle joint.. How do i strenghten this part of the lift?

Ulrik


#2

Syndesmotic injuries take long to heal because the area gets a weak blood supply. A high ankle sprain is a syndesmotic injury if you want something else to base things off of.