Mar 26, 2013
An ankle sprain usually involves a tear of one or more of the ligaments on the lateral (outside) aspect of the ankle. There are three ligaments that comprise that lateral ligament complex functioing to provide stability to the ankle joint.
Lateral ligaments are injured when they are overstretched. This usually occurs when the ankle is forcefully rolled inwards (inversion). This can occur during rapid changes or direction, jumping or landing unevenly, running on uneven ground or tripping on an object on the ground.
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