What is ankle sprain?
Ankle sprains are a common sports injury. An ankle sprain occurs when there is an overstretching or tearing of the ligaments that support the joint, resulting in pain and swelling. Ligaments are a strong connective tissue that hold bones together. Most commonly, ankle sprains occur as a result of sudden shifting movement on a planted foot or the foot being rolled inwards (inversion injury).
Author: Piraveen Pirakalathanan
First answered: 09 Feb 2016
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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