Ankle Sprains are often the result of a sudden twist resulting in the “laying over” of an ankle so that the bottom of the foot is perpendicular to the normal walking surface. This can happen as the result of a fall, or a blow but is most commonly associated with a change in direction during a sports activity, walking on an uneven or loose surface or wearing shoes that are, by design, unstable such as is found in “high-heeled” shoes.
Ligaments found in the ankle are like elastic bands that help connect the bones and joints together and provide stability for the ankle and foot. When the ankle is sprained one or more of these ligaments can be torn, or stretched depending on severity.
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