Ankle Sprains

What is it?

Tearing of ankle ligaments

2 types of ankle sprains:
  • Ligament outside the ankle (“lateral collateral”)
  • Inside the ankle (“medial collateral”)

What are the causes?

Rolling of the ankle:
  • Inwards (lateral), often with toes in pointed position, eg. catching foot on step
  • Outwards (medial), often with a rotational component, eg. tackling

What are the symptoms?

  • Localised pain
  • Swelling
  • Possible inability to bear weight

Ankle Sprains - Tearing of Ankle Ligaments