An ankle sprain is an injury caused by a traumatic stretch or tear of the tissues that connect the bones in your ankle. It may cause pain and swelling.
Ankle sprains may be caused when ligaments that connect bones in the foot, ankle, and lower leg stretch or tear. An inversion injury occurs when the ankle rolls outward and the foot turns inward damaging the ligaments at the inside of the ankle..
A person with a sprained ankle may feel wobbly or unstable with immediate swelling and pain. Bruising may be visible. The affected area is usually tender to touch.
A splint may be prescribed by your doctor in case of a sprain or post-surgery. Splints immobilize the affected ankle to speed up the recovery process. It also provides the required amount of compression that is good for reducing pain and inflammation in the ankle.
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