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A sprained ankle is an injury that occurs when you roll, twist or turn your ankle in an awkward way. This can stretch or tear the tough bands of tissue (ligaments) that help hold your ankle bones together.
An ankle sprain occurs when the strong ligaments that support the ankle stretch beyond their limits and tear. Ankle sprains are common injuries that occur among people of all ages.
Signs and symptoms of a sprained ankle vary depending on the severity of the injury. They may include:
Causes of a sprained ankle might include:
Treating your sprained ankle properly may prevent chronic pain and instability. For a Grade 1 sprain, follow the R.I.C.E. guidelines:
For a Grade 2 sprain, follow the R.I.C.E. guidelines and allow more time for healing. A doctor may immobilize or splint your ankle.
A Grade 3 sprain puts you at risk for permanent ankle looseness (instability), especially if not treated appropriately. Surgery rarely is needed to repair the damage, but may be common in competitive athletes who want an expedited recovery and patients who experience chronic ankle instability
The best way to prevent ankle sprains is to maintain good muscle strength, balance, and flexibility. The following precautions will help prevent sprains:
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