Ankle Sprain

An Overview Of Ankle Sprain

Ankle Sprain

What Is Ankle Sprain?

A sprain is the stretching or tearing of ligaments, which connect adjacent bones and provide stability to a joint. An ankle sprain is a common injury that occurs when you suddenly fall or twist the ankle joint or when you land your foot in an awkward position after a jump. Most commonly it occurs when you participate in sports or when you jump or run on a surface that is irregular.

Symptoms Of Ankle Sprain

Ankle sprains can cause pain, swelling, tenderness, bruising, stiffness and inability to walk or bear weight on the ankle.

How are Ankle Sprains Diagnosed?

The diagnosis of an ankle sprain is usually made by evaluating the history of the injury and physical examination of the ankle. X-ray of your ankle may be needed to confirm if a fracture is present.

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