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What is a sprained ankle?

A sprained ankle, or twisted ankle, is a ligament injury. It occurs when the ligaments that support and stabilize the ankle stretch beyond their limits and tear. Ankle sprains range from mild to severe, depending upon how much damage there is to the ligaments.

Most sprained ankles occur in the lateral ligaments, those on the outside of the ankle. Your ankle becomes painful to walk on and swollen. Without proper treatment, more severe sprains can weaken your ankle, making it more likely that you injure it again.

SportVisTM is a treatment option that not only provides pain relief from ankle sprains but works with your body to improve the healing process and get you back to your activities sooner.
Drawing of ligaments and bone in an ankle
Reproduced and modified from J Bernstein, ed: Musculoskeletal Medicine. Rosemont, IL, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 2003.

Ankle sprain injury

The lateral ligaments are those most often injured. Sprains can range from tiny tears in the ligament fibres to complete tears through the tissue.

Sprained ankle symptoms

A twisting force to the lower leg or foot can cause a sprain. This can happen during many different activities, including walking on uneven surfaces, falling, or sports (basketball, tennis, football, and soccer).

Pain is the main symptom associated with a sprained ankle. Other common signs and symptoms include:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Tenderness to the touch
Repeated ankle sprains, due to incomplete healing, can lead to chronic ankle pain.

Sprained ankle treatment options

The RICE protocol should be followed as soon as possible after your injury. It refers to rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen or naproxen can also help control pain and swelling. Additionally, your doctor may suggest crutches, immobilization, and physical therapy.

SportVisTM is a sprained ankle treatment option that contains STABHATM, a patented hyaluronic acid that was developed specifically to offer effective pain relief, timely recovery, and return to normal function.

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