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Ankle Sprain

An ankle sprain is caused by turning or twisting the ankle out of its normal range of motion, stretching or tearing the ligament. Sprains are one of the most common sports injuries, and high-impact activities and overuse are can increase the risk of injury.

What are the signs and symptoms of an ankle sprain?

  • Pain at the time of injury
  • Swelling and redness at the time of injury
  • Black and blue coloring a couple days after the injury
  • Inability to walk or put weight on the ankle

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