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A sprain is a stretching or tearing of the ligaments that support one or more injuries.


A sprain is a stretch or tear of a ligament. Ligaments are tough bands of tissue that connect bones to each other. Sprains can happen when you twist your ankle, for example, and the ligament is stretched too far. The most common type of sprain is an ankle sprain. This happens when you roll your foot inward or outward and the ligament on the outside of your ankle stretches too far.                                                              

Q. What are the causes of sprains?

  • falling that causes ankle to twist
  • landing awkwardly on your foot from jumping or pivoting
  • running or exercising on uneven surfaces
  • being stepped or landed on during sports activities

Q. What are the symptoms of sprains?

  • pain when you bear weight on the affected foot
  • tenderness to touch
  • swelling
  • bruising
  • restricted range of motion
  • instability
  • popping sensations or sounds at time of injury 

Q. What are the risk factors of sprains?

  • participating in sport activities
  • running or exercising on uneven surfaces
  • prior ankle injury
  • poor physical conditions
  • improper shoes 

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