An ankle sprain is an injury to ligaments (tissue that connects two or more bones at a joint). In a sprain, one or more ligaments is stretched or torn. Many things can cause a sprain. Falling, twisting, or getting hit can force a joint out of its normal position. This can cause ligaments around the joint to stretch or tear.
An example of an ankle sprain is when one falls on the side of their foot and twist their ankle. Sometimes people feel a pop or tear when the injury happens. A sprain can be mild, moderate, or severe. The usual signs and symptoms of an ankle sprain are: pain, swelling, bruising, and not being able to move or use your ankle.
Take a look at the various treatment options for a sprained ankle that can help you recover from an ankle sprain. Don't forget to visit our physiotherapy exercises section to see what exercises you can do for your ankle sprain.