Neuromuscular training for foot pressure distribution among patients with chronic ankle instability

Published: 30 May 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/v7mfvrmk4v.1
Deepshikha Sharma, Simranjeet Kaur


The ankle sprain are considered to the most common injury in the general population. The chronic ankle instability is the repetitive twisting of the ankle which leads to the destruction of the ligaments in the ankle joint, also the range of motion of the joint is decreased. The pain, weakness and difficulties in doing daily living activities are the important features of the ankle instability.After the ethical approval the participants with chronic ankle instability aged between 20 – 40 years were recruited. The entire demographic data such as name, age, gender, weight, height of each subject was noted. The participants were recruited according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria. The subjects were receiving neuromuscular training for 4 weeks. Pre and post assessment was obtained through outcome measures like foot pressure distribution, Cumberland Ankle Instability Tool (CAIT), Foot & Ankle Ability Measures (FAAM) and Numeric Pain Rate Scale (NPRS). The Harris mat was used for foot pressure distribution, CAIT and FAAM was used for defining instability & NPRS used for pain assessment. As there is lack of physical therapy protocol for the chronic ankle instability. So this study helps in improvement of foot pressure distribution patterns changes affected among patients with CAI .



Ankle, Chronic Disorder, Ankle Injury