Ankle Sprains are a common injury that occurs from over stretching or tearing of the ligaments that support the ankle. The ankle is composed of bones forming a joint and ligaments are the elastic structures which are responsible for holding these bones in their proper place. Ligaments and other soft tissues function to prevent abnormal movement such as twisting, turning, and rolling of the foot beyond the normal range.
The ankle is a joint in the human body that connects the lower leg bones (tibia and fibula) to the foot bones (talus and calcaneus). It is a hinge joint that allows for flexion (bending) and extension (straightening) of the foot, as well as some rotation. The ankle joint is supported by several ligaments, tendons, and muscles, which work together to stabilize and move the joint. Common injuries to the ankle include sprains, strains, and fractures, which can occur due to twisting, rolling, or impact to the joint. Proper treatment and rehabilitation are important for recovery and to prevent future injury.