A common injury caused by a twisting force to the lower leg or foot, often affecting the lateral side of the ankle.
Sprains involve damage to the ligaments that stabilise the ankle joint, presenting as tears which vary in severity. See below for the different types of Ankle sprains.
- Grade 1: Slight stretching of ligaments with minimal tearing
- Grade 2: Moderate tearing of ligaments
- Grade 3: Complete tearing of ligaments
Tendons, cartilage and blood vessels can also be damaged during a sprain.
Common symptoms can include: