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Sprained Ankles occur when someone rolls, twists or turns their ankle in an awkward or unnatural way. This sometimes stretches and tears the thick tissue bands that help hold the ankle bones together, also known as ligaments.
Ligaments help to stabilize joints in the body, which prevents excessive movement. Sprained ankles occur when outside forces push the ligaments beyond their normal range of motion. Most cases of sprained ankles involve injuring the ligaments on the outer side of the ankle.
The treatment plan for sprained ankles depends on the seriousness of the injury itself. Although most cases of sprained ankles resolve with self-care and over-the-counter pain medications, some patients may require a medical evaluation to reveal the extent of the injury determine the appropriate treatment.