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LATERAL ANKLE SPRAIN. What is a sprain?. Sprains occur when the ligaments are stretched more than normal resulting in a partial tear or complete tear of the ligament. Ultimately there is a loss of stability at the joint. Risk Factors. uneven ground previous untreated ankle injuries

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what is a sprain
What is a sprain?

Sprains occur when the ligaments are stretched more than normal resulting in a partial tear or complete tear of the ligament.

Ultimately there is a loss of stability at the joint.

risk factors
Risk Factors
  • uneven ground
  • previous untreated ankle injuries
  • being overweight
  • poorly fitting or worn out shoes
degree of severity
Degree of Severity

Grade I - ligaments stretched not actually torn

Grade II - partial tear

Grade III - most severe with ligament completely torn and a lot of joint instability

ligaments providing stability
Ligaments providing stability
  • anterior talo-fibular ligament ATFL (goes from the talus to the fibula)
  • calcaneo-fibular ligament (goes from the calcaneus to the fibula)
  • posterior talo-fibular ligament PTFL (goes from the talus to the fibula).
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