Could an Ankle Sprain Lead to Hip OA?
This study from 10 years ago looked at the function of the hip muscles in individuals with and without a history of a severe unilateral ankle sprain. The activation of the gluteus maximus, the hamstrings and the erector spinae muscles were monitored via surface EMG during hip extension in prone lying.
To no surprise, the muscle activation pattern of individuals with a past history of severe ankle sprain was significantly different than the control subjects. The most obvious and significant finding was a delay in the activation of the gluteus maximus in the previously injured subjects.
Posted on: October 15, 2004