Sprained Ankle

10/01/2018

A sprained ankle occurs when your ankle ligaments are overstretched. Ankle sprains vary in their severity, from mild "twisted ankle" or "rolled ankle" sprain through to severe complete ligament ruptures, avulsion fractures or broken bones. 

Ankle sprains can occur simply by rolling your ankle on some unstable ground. Common examples of this occur when awkwardly planting your foot when running, landing unbalanced from a jump or stepping onto an irregular surface. 

Wich Ligaments are Sprained in my ankle?

Your ankle joint, known as the talo-crural joint, is made up of three bones: the tibia (shin bone - inside ankle bone), fibula (outer lower leg - outside ankle bone) and talus (deep ankle bone). Underneath the talo-crural joint lies the subtalar joint, which is the articulation between the talus and the calcaneus (heel bone).

Your ankle ligaments attach from bone to bone and passively limit the motion available at each joint.

To have more information about ankle injuries, please make an appointment, always go to see a professional, he will make your pain GO AWAY once and for all.