Ankle sprains are common injuries. People sustain sprains in all kinds of situations, whether during exercise, sports or activities that are part of their everyday routines.
Sprains typically occur when a person is running or walking and lands on an uneven part of road or flooring. The foot twists sideways and the ligament in the ankle stretches or tears. The ligament is supportive tissue that prevents the ankle from moving too much from side to side. When it is stretched or torn, pain, swelling and bruising can occur, leaving the person unable to walk without significant pain to the ankle.
When treating your sprained ankle, it is important to use good first aid and sprain treatment techniques...read more