Ankle Sprain / Rolled Ankle

An ankle sprain is mild to severe tearing of the ligaments in the ankle. They are most commonly caused by “rolling” the ankle joint, and can cause a significant amount of pain and swelling. There are predisposing factors that can increase the likelihood of ankle sprains, including high arches and a tight calf muscle. People who have had an ankle sprain in the past are also more likely to sprain their ankle again. Most ankle sprains will get better with proper rest and time, however, some sprains are so severe that they need to be repaired surgically.

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