Types of Ankle Injuries
The ankle is a complex joint. It has to be, in order to both support your foundation and allow such wide range of motion. So when a problem or injury does occur, it can affect many things.
Following are several of the more common problems we tend to see. Please note this is not an exhaustive list.
Arguably the most common source of ankle pain, a sprain is an injury to one or more of the ligaments that surround a joint and help keep it stabilized. Damage to a ligament occurs when it becomes strained and overstretched, often due to a sharp twist or force. This can happen during the heated play of sports, or from simply stepping off a curb the wrong way.
Symptoms of an ankle sprain frequently include:
- Pain and tenderness (especially when bearing weight on the affected ankle)
- Instability (feeling your ankle may “give out”)
- Reduced range of motion
If you have had ankle pain or trouble for more than a couple of days, do not hesitate to reach out to us. We’ll always be happy to provide advice and treatment that meets your personal needs.
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