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.

An injury that occurs when the ankle rolls, twists, or turns in an awkward way.

Consult a doctor for medical advice

Sources:  Mayo Clinic and others.

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Cases per year

More than 3 million US cases per year

Usually self-treatable

Usually self-diagnosable

Lab tests or imaging often required

Short-term: resolves within days to weeks

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