Prevalence of ankle instability in a hypermobile yoga population
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摘要Introduction: The relationship between hypermobility and instability has always been an interesting and debated topic. The practise of yoga is often characterised by participants holding body positions requiring joint positions exceeding a “normal” range. This study investigates the prevalence of ankle instability in this hyper-mobile population.
Methods: This is a cross-sectional study using convenience sampling of a yoga population. Yoga practitioners were defined as practising the sport for at least 60 minutes each week 4 over one year. Outcome measures included General demographics and history of ankle injuries, the Cumberland ankle instability tool (CAIT), numeric pain rating scale (NPRS) and function using the single-leg balance test.
Results: A total of 30 yoga practitioners completed the virtual assessment. In all, 43.3% had a history of ankle sprain, and 16.7% were classified as symptomatic chronic ankle instability. There was a positive correlation between the functional and the pain and a trend of less instability with more yoga experience.
Discussion: Although the sample size was adequate, there was an assumption that experienced yoga practitioners had hypermobile ankles. Future studies should incorporate a formal clinical examination to document the range of motion and mechanical stability on stress examination.
Conclusion: The prevalence of ankle instability in an active yoga population was lower than in similar sports at 17%. The results reinforce the concept that chronic ankle instability is not merely a mechanical problem but is associated with sensory neural/motor deficits; however, the exact mechanism requires further investigation.
著者Samuel Ka-Kin Ling, Titus Chung, Patrick Shu-Hang Yung
會議名稱The Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association 42nd Annual Congress
會議開始日05.11.2022
會議完結日06.11.2022
會議地點Hong Kong
會議國家/地區香港
出版年份2022
月份11
文章號碼FP8.3
頁次104 - 104
語言美式英語

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