• Patrick Everett, DPT

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.