An ankle sprain is characterized by damage done to a ligament in the ankle. Ligaments are bands of tissue that connect bones, & they are responsible for much of the stability and movement performed by your foot. This infographic explores the ankle sprains in terms of causes, symptoms and treatments.
Ankle sprains can be caused by many things, such as sudden twist, a fall, or even a direct hit to the ankle.
Diagnosing an ankle sprain is relatively simple. Your orthopedic doctor will evaluate the injury and may use imaging tests, like an x-ray, to determine how serious it is.
The infographic also provides four treatments of ankle sprains that will help patients relief themselves.
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