Perception of Athletes Regarding Disability and Function in Chronic Ankle Instability

Author(s): Muzna Munir*

Background: Foot and ankle function is crucial to successful performance of any sports. Athletes’ own perception about function of foot and ankle is more important than clinical screening. This may lead to further clinical interference of any level. Athletes continue to play without addressing any deficit of foot and ankle which usually further leads to more severe injuries. Estimation about perception of athletes about their foot issues may help improve sports by reducing intensity and cost of disability. Objective: The objective of the study was to determine the perception of athletes regarding disability and function in chronic ankle instability. Methods: It was a cross sectional studies which as conducted among 30 athletes using sample of convenience. Both male and female athletes with age ranging between 18 years to 30 years were included. The data was collected using the questionnaire which was given to each participant after taking signed consent. Demographics, Foot and ankle disability index FADI and Self-Reported Foot and Ankle Questionnaire (SEFAS).


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