Table 1

 Variables assessed with the ankle specific questionnaire

• Residual pain
• Pain score
• Site of pain
• Pain with rest or activity
• Frequency of pain
• Use of analgesia/anti-inflammatory drugs
• Ongoing treatment (for example, physiotherapy or taping)
• Swelling
• Giving way
• Weakness
• Recurrence of injury, number of times
• Return to sport, time to return to sport
• Sport played at time of injury
• Frequency of sport at time of injury
• Loss of time from work or study at injury
• Ongoing loss of work or study time
• Participation in a physiotherapy programme