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Ankle Sprains

    Ankle Sprains

    Ankle sprains are the most common athletic injury. Typically, an “ankle sprain” represents partial tearing of the ligaments on the outside of the ankle. The injury occurs when the ankle awkwardly turns or twists while walking or running. Unfortunately, some patients diagnosed with an ankle sprain may actually have a more severe injury such as a fracture or tendon tear.   These more severe injuries may not be evident on initial exam and x-rays. Patients with more severe pain and swelling after an ankle injury should consider consultation with a specialist in order to expedite proper diagnosis and treatment.