Ankle - where is it?

Sergey Nikolaev
Sergey Nikolaev
March 17, 2015
Ankle - where is it?

Ankle is called bone formation in the lower leg. Consider exactly where this part of the lower limb is located, what functions it performs and why it is considered one of the most vulnerable parts of the body.

Lower shock absorber

If you look closely, you can find two bony growths between the foot and the shin - the two lower parts of the leg. One will be on the inside of the foot, and the other on the outside. This is the ankle that we can see. From the anatomical point of view, the external (lateral) ankle is the lower division of the fibula, and the internal (medial) is the process of the lower portion of the tibial bone. Together they form a joint that transfers body weight from foot to foot and is a kind of shock absorber.

Weak link

Thus, the ankle relieves pressure on the foot. After all, since a person walks straight, then the legs as a whole and the foot in particular have a large load. Now it becomes clear why the ankle is the weak link between the ankle and the foot.It accounts for about 20% of damage to the human musculoskeletal system.

ankleThe traumatic risk factor is not only high load, but also the dynamism of this leg - when walking, running, jumping, kicking or kicking while playing football or martial arts. It is worthwhile to place the foot in a slightly different angle, turn it sharply or tuck it up - with high pressure this can with a high degree of probability turn into a fracture with or without displacement. And then, unfortunately, one can not only see, but also feel the location of the damaged ankle. Therefore, ankles should be protected, especially for athletes and tourists.