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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).

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Author: Dr Joanne Van der Velden PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 24 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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