An ankle sprain is the most common injury to the ankle and the long term consequences of an ankle sprain is a common cause of chronic ankle pain. The most common type is the inversion ankle sprain, in which the ankle rolls over on the outside.An ankle sprain is the stretching and tearing of ligaments – in the sprained ankle the most common damage is done to the talo-fibula ligament (if the ankle sprain is worse, the calcaneo-fibula ligament can also be damaged) – sometimes the tendons also get damaged.
Sprained ankle causes:
A number of factors predispose to ankle sprains:
* poor rehabilitation of a previous sprained ankle