Sprains are injuries to ligaments in the foot and ankle. Ligaments are fibrous bands of connective tissue that joins the end of two bones together. Ligaments stabilize and support the joints in the foot and ankle. Ankle sprains are the most common type of sprain in the foot and ankle. Ankle sprains account for over 20% of visit to the emergency department in the United States.

Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, which may result in excessive stretching or tearing of one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle. The severity of the sprain can impact the degree of damage as well as the type and duration of treatment. If not properly treated, ankle sprains may develop into long-term problems.


  • Trauma
  • High arch feet
  • Walking or exercising on uneven surface
  • Genetic disorders
  • Improper shoes

Signs & Symptoms

  • Swelling & bruising
  • Pain with walking
  • Restricted range of motion
  • Feeling of ankle instability
  • Popping sensation or sound at the time of injury

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