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What causes an ankle to sprain?
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
7 doctors agree
In brief: Many things
A sprain occurs when your ankle is forced to move out of its normal position, which can cause one or more of the ankle's ligaments to stretch or tear. Examples of situations that can result in an ankle sprain include: a fall that causes your ankle to twist landing awkwardly on your foot after jumping or pivoting walking or exercising on an uneven surface.

In brief: Many things
A sprain occurs when your ankle is forced to move out of its normal position, which can cause one or more of the ankle's ligaments to stretch or tear. Examples of situations that can result in an ankle sprain include: a fall that causes your ankle to twist landing awkwardly on your foot after jumping or pivoting walking or exercising on an uneven surface.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Several causes
Generally ankle sprains occur as the result of uneven surfaces, failure to properly transition from surfaces of different levels, falls from heights, instability.

In brief: Several causes
Generally ankle sprains occur as the result of uneven surfaces, failure to properly transition from surfaces of different levels, falls from heights, instability.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
In brief: Excessive twisting
An ankle sprain is usually caused by a sudden twisting or a direct injury of the joint.
This may happen while playing sports, or may be due to a fall.

In brief: Excessive twisting
An ankle sprain is usually caused by a sudden twisting or a direct injury of the joint.
This may happen while playing sports, or may be due to a fall.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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