Treating And Preventing An Ankle Sprain

  • By Jordan D. Metzl, M.D.
  • Published Jun 4, 2015
  • Updated Jun 4, 2015 at 4:53 PM UTC

Learn how to treat and prevent a sprained ankle.

The Symptoms

Common ankle sprain: After “rolling” or “twisting” your ankle, mild sprains (grade 1) cause tolerable pain, some swelling and some difficulty walking. Severe sprains (grade 3) bring on incredible pain, possible ligament rupture, swelling, bruising and total joint instability.

High ankle sprain: Usually occurs when the foot is inverted and twisted. It results in swelling and bruising on the top and outer side of the ankle, plus the usual ankle-sprain symptoms.

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