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2022 Mar 10

J Athl Train

Perceived instability, pain, and psychological factors predict function and disability in individuals with chronic ankle instability.


Suttmiller AMB, Cavallario JM, Baez SE, Martinez JC, McCann RS
J Athl Train. 2022 Mar 10.
PMID: 35271731.


Chronic ankle instability (CAI) is associated with residual instability, pain, decreased function, and increased disablement. Injury-related fear has been associated with CAI, although its relationship to other impairments is unclear. The Fear-Avoidance Model is a theoretical framework hypothesizing a relationship between injury-related fear, chronic pain, pain catastrophizing, and disability. It has been useful in understanding fear's influence in other musculoskeletal conditions but has yet to be studied in those with CAI.