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twisted ankle

Twisted ankle also known as ankle sprain is among common foot related disorders.

Depending on the amount of damage or the number of ligaments that are damaged, each ankle twist is classified from mild to severe.

The most common type of twisted ankle or ankle sprain disorder occurs when the foot is inverted too much, affecting the lateral side of the foot. When this type of ankle twist happens, the outer, or lateral, ligaments are stretched too much. The anterior talofibular ligament is one of the most commonly involved ligaments in this type of sprain. Approximately 90% of ankle twists are inversion injuries.

A less common type of ankle sprain is called an eversion injury, affecting the medial side of the foot. When this occurs, the medial, or deltoid, ligament is stretched too much.

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