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Ankle Sprain

Anatomy & Pathology

The ankle ligaments at the lateral portion of the ankle are at risk for injury with inversion and twisting mechanisms.  This can lead to a sprain of the ankle ligaments or tear of the ankle ligaments.

Symptoms
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Bruising
  • Unstable ankle


Risk Factors
  • Malalignment
  • Repeated injury
  • High impact sports that involve twisting, turning and running