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Introduction: Chronic ankle sprain is an injury to the lateral complex ligament long lasting with complaints of pain. The chronic inflammation and instability in carrying out activities are caused by ligamentous weakness and decreased function including sensorimotor deficits. It can cause a decrease in proprioception and disability. Meanwhile, foot and ankle disability are characterized by inability to carry out movements and functional activities. Objective: This study is aimed at comparing the effect of proprioception exercise with wobble board that has the same effect with elastic resistance band and to strengthen the ankle muscle in decreasing foot and ankle disability caused by chronic ankle sprain condition. Methods: The study design is true experimental with randomized pre and post test group design for 20 patients (12 men, 8 women, age 21.70±4.90, weight 56.20±5.43, height 158.90±5.15, BMI 20.761±1.86), the training group was done 18 times over 6 weeks using Foot And Ankle Disability Index (FADI) for its measurement. Results: This study reported parametric between statistical analysis and paired sample-test. Hypothesis test showed that the two groups had significant results in decreasing foot and ankle disability, the pre-A group result is 25.90±15.56 and the post group 6.60±5.03. Meanwhile, pre B group averaged 44.90±18.80 and the post group 13.10±10.304 with p-value=0.001 and p-value<0.05. Different test with independent sample t-test produced significant differences from the two groups which are in A group 19.30±12.59, B group 31.10±12.19 and p-value=0.047 in p-value<0.05. Conclusion: In order to provide appropriate treatment, clinicians can use any of the two significant measures with their associated Foot And Ankle Disability Index scores to identify those who could benefit from rehabilitation of chronic ankle sprain according to needs with regards to age, network conditions, workload, and position at work.
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