Everything You Need to Know About Ankle Sprains
Most of use are on our feet for most of the day. This is why foot injuries can be so debilitating. In this video, you will learn everything you need to know about ankle sprains.
Your ankle consists of several bones. They include the Tibia and Fibula which are the bones that connect your leg to your foot.
Additionally, you have several tendons that connect the bones together. The tendons are what give your foot flexibility to move. However, if you bend your foot wrong, it could result in tearing or stretching of those tendons. This tear or stretching is essentially what constitutes an ankle sprain.
Most ankle sprains will heal on their own. However, if your foot is still hurting after a few days, you should visit a foot and ankle center to have it checked out by a professional. A sprain that is not healing on its own can lead to medical issues down the road. This includes cartilage injury and arthritis.
There are several practices that will help you avoid ankle sprains. First, make sure you watch your step so that you don’t roll your ankle. Second, be active so that your ankle strengthens and is less likely to tear. Finally, make sure to stretch before running.