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Has your ankle ever ‘given way’?
Did you feel a sharp pain followed by swelling? Is weight-bearing difficult? Is bruising present at the site of the injury?
You may have an ankle sprain.
An ankle sprain describes strain to the ligaments supporting the ankle joint.
Ankle sprains are common sporting injuries especially with running and jumping sports.
An ankle sprain with trauma can also occur in everyday activity, or spontaneously due to poor foot biomechanics.
For more detailed information, see our Acrobat pdf Information sheets on Ankle sprains which is available on our website.
Please remember that the information in these documents should not be used as a substitute for podiatric or medical attention.