What is an Ankle sprain?
An injury that affects many. And more than once
Sprains are injuries that affect the ligaments, in this case the ankle ligaments.
They are an acute injury that results from trauma such as a fall, or an outside force, that displaces the surrounding joint from its normal alignment.
A small misstep and the ankle giving way or a wrong turn on the foot causes traumas to the ligaments, stretching them beyond their normal length.
The injury can range from a mild ligamentous stretch to a complete tear.
20 million people per year are affected by ankle sprains in the USA and Western Europe alone. Many of them will suffer from re-injury and/or chronic ankle instability - particularly as a result of improper management of the initial injury.*