Ankle sprain is used to describe an injury to the ligaments (tough bands of tissue) around the ankle that connect the bones of the leg to your foot. A ‘sprain’ refers to a wrench or twisting of ligaments that is violent enough to have caused overstretching or even a tear but not dislocation.
- Swelling and/or bruising
- Pain especially when you bear weight on the affected foot
- Weakness at your ankle
- Difficulty using your ankle as you normally would
- Muscle spasm or cramps
- Popping sensation or sound at the time of injury
- Tenderness when you touch the ankle