What is an Ankle Sprain?

An ankle sprain is one of the most common injuries in the lower extremity where one or more ligaments are injured. Typically, this occurs when you step down wrong and accidentally roll your ankle to the outside or inside. Severity of the ankle sprain depends on whether the affected ligaments are only stretched (Grade I), partially torn (Grade II), or ruptured (Grade III).

First line of treatment for an ankle sprain is:

Rest
Ice
Compression
Elevation

Any ankle sprain requires prompt medical attention and diagnosis to prevent further injury and complication. If you or anyone you know suffers an ankle injury contact Toe-Tal Foot & Ankle Care at (817) 656-0303 or go to our website for more information www.toetalfootandanklecare.com.