Lateral ankle sprain
Ankle sprains are the most common injury of the ankle. They can be minor to severe and graded with various methods. Typically they are graded I to III with grade III being the worst.
There are various factors and causes of lateral ankle sprains, including:
- Previous injury
- Unsuitable footwear
- Sudden twisting and rolling action of the ankle
- Poor proprioception (balance).
Symptoms of ankle sprains may include pain, swelling and bruising. The severity of the ankle sprain will determine the severity of the symptoms.
The treatment of ankle sprains is based on an individual and case by case basis. Many factors such as the site, severity and associated features of an ankle sprain determine the treatment options. Associated features may include fracture or tearing.