This can stretch or tear the tough bands of tissue (ligaments) that help hold the ankle bones together.
A sprained ankle causes swelling, pain, and limited range of motion.
Many people simply treat a sprained ankle at home with rest, ice, and pain relievers. Severe sprains may need medical evaluation.
Consult a doctor for medical advice
Sources: Mayo Clinic and others.
More than 3 million US cases per year
Lab tests or imaging often required
Short-term: resolves within days to weeks