Ankle Sprains

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A sprain is an injury to a ligament.

Ligaments connect bone to bone to stabilize and support your joints.

Grades of severity:

Grade 1:

  • Some stretching or minor tearing of ligament
  • Mild pain
  • Maybe able to keep walking or playing sport
  • Mild swelling on the outside of the ankle
  • Little or no joint instability of the joint

Grade 2:

  • Moderate tearing of the ligament fibres
  • Pain++ and difficulty walking.
  • Usually need to be assisted off sporting field
  • Swelling++ and stiffness of ankle joint
  • Bruising increases over the next week
  • Some instability of the joint…

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