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ankle sprains

Sprained Ankle, also known as an ankle sprain or ankle ligament injury, is a common medical condition where one or more ligaments of the ankle are completely or partially torn.

Sprained ankle generally has the following Signs and symptoms:

Sprained ankle symptoms are important to know, because they help in determining that the injury is an ankle sprain and not a break in the bone which is a much serious condition.

The primary causes of the ankle sprain are twisting, turning, and rolling of the foot. The risk of a sprained ankle injury is greatest during activities that involve explosive side-to-side motion, such as tennis or basketball.

Sprained ankles can also occur during normal daily activities such as stepping off a curb or slipping on ice.

Ankle ligament injury must fully heal before returning to any activity which involves the Sprained ankle, since this may cause the injured ankle ligaments to heal in a stretched position, resulting in less stability at the ankle joint, which can lead to a condition known as Chronic Ankle Instability (CAI), and an increased risk of ankle sprains.

Ankle Sprain

Sprained Ankle

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