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When ligaments supporting the bones and joints of the ankle are subjected to sudden and uneven load bearing they get pushed, stretched, and/or torn resulting in a sprain. Most sprains are mild injuries and can be treated simply with rest and an ice pack. However, if the pain is severe or persists, medical treatment may be necessary. Ankle Sprains can happen to almost anyone, but they are quite common in athletes.
Ankle sprains are some of the most common foot injuries that can happen to anyone, almost anywhere, at any time from simply stepping off the curb to participating in elite sports. However, some people are more prone to ankle sprains than others.