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What is a sprained ankle?
Sprained ankle

Sprained ankles are one of the most common injuries in sport. They can be extremely painful and often involve ligament damage.

WHO?

Common for anyone involved in sport or outdoor activities particularly in sports where you turn quickly like basketball or tennis.

HOW?

Going over on your ankle - sometimes a "snap" or "tear" is felt or heard.

WHAT KIND OF PAIN?

  • Grade 1: Pain turning foot in or out
  • Grade 2: Swelling
  • Grade 3: Huge swelling and problems walking

    TREATMENT?

    Rest, ice, compression and elevation. Do not remove the shoe until ice has reduced the swelling.

    RETURN?

    Between one week and three months depending on grade of injury. Usually two weeks.



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