Injury to the ankle can occur when the joint is subjected to any unnatural twisting motion or when the foot is planted awkwardly, such as on uneven ground, when an unusual amount of force is applied to the joint, or when a greater than normal stretching force is applied to the ligaments.
Ankle injuries are common among athletes and sports enthusiasts, but equally can happen during everyday activities such as walking down a street or getting out of bed.
Treatment can include one or more of the following:
- Ice therapy
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