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Michigan Sports and Spine

Ligament Sprain

The ligaments of the ankle hold the ankle bones and joint in position.  They protect the ankle joint from abnormal movements especially twisting, turning, and rolling of the foot.  A ligament is an elastic structure. Ligaments usually stretch within their limits, and then go back to their normal positions. When a ligament is forced to stretch beyond its normal range, a sprain occurs. A severe sprain causes actual tearing of the elastic fibers.

Twisting, rolling, or turning of the foot beyond its normal motions

Loss of balance when the foot is placed unevenly on the ground
Inability to stand on the injured foot
"Popping" sound
Pain and swelling

Physical examination and medical history consultation

RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation)
Cast or brace
Physical therapy
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications
Surgery (rare)



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