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Ankle Sprain Explained by University of Nottingham Sport Sports Injury Clinic

What is an ankle sprain? An ankle sprain is when ligaments become overstretched or damaged leading to pain, swelling and instability. What is the cause?  Sudden inward and downward movement of the foot. Usually when changing direction quickly whilst playing sport e.g. football, basketball and tennis. What are the symptoms? Swelling Bruising Pain Heat Short …