HIGH ANKLE SPRAINS: CAUSE, SYMPTOMS, TREATMENT AND PREVENTION

A high ankle sprain occurs when the connective tissue above and around the ankle, known as ligaments (see image), get damaged or over-stretched. This injury is more serious than other ankle sprains because these specific ligaments hold the two lower bones of the shin together. They provide stability and absorb large amounts of force during dynamic activities such as walking, running, jumping, or cutting. Ankle sprains are a common occurrence among athletes in all sports. Whether it is going up to catch a football, heading a soccer ball or dunking a basketball, there is always a risk of landing incorrectly and injuring the ankle. The most common ankle sprain is an inversion ankle sprain, whic