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Ankle sprains

Published: Tuesday 2 January 2007
Dr. Jan Ekstrom offers an insight into the causes and consequences into ankle injuries.
Published: Tuesday 2 January 2007

Ankle sprains

Dr. Jan Ekstrom offers an insight into the causes and consequences into ankle injuries.

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Ankle sprains are common, accounting for around one in four sports injuries, and happen when the foot twists, rolls or turns beyond its normal motions. A great force is transmitted on landing and the ankle can be sprained if the foot is planted unevenly. This causes the ligaments to stretch beyond their normal range and, if the force is too strong, they can tear. A 'pop' may be heard and swelling soon results, leading to bruising and soreness.

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