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What typically causes ankle sprains?
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Dr. Bryan Reuss
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Inversion
Typically, inversion of the ankle causes the most common ankle injury: a sprain of the anterior talofibular ligament.

In brief: Inversion
Typically, inversion of the ankle causes the most common ankle injury: a sprain of the anterior talofibular ligament.
Dr. Bryan Reuss
Dr. Bryan Reuss
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Inversion.
When your ankle turns in , it stretches the tissues on the outside of the ankle, resulting in a sprain.
90-95% of all ankle sprains happen when the foot/ankle turns in. Weak ankle muscles are often the culprit.

In brief: Inversion.
When your ankle turns in , it stretches the tissues on the outside of the ankle, resulting in a sprain.
90-95% of all ankle sprains happen when the foot/ankle turns in. Weak ankle muscles are often the culprit.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
In brief: Rolling it over
An ankle sprain is generally done by rolling the foot over the outside edge, putting too much pressure on the tendon running along the outside of the ankle and partially tearing it.
A sprain is basically a partially torn muscle/ tendon combination, with swelling and further stretching causing more damage. There are other ankle sprains injuring other tendons, but this is the most common form.

In brief: Rolling it over
An ankle sprain is generally done by rolling the foot over the outside edge, putting too much pressure on the tendon running along the outside of the ankle and partially tearing it.
A sprain is basically a partially torn muscle/ tendon combination, with swelling and further stretching causing more damage. There are other ankle sprains injuring other tendons, but this is the most common form.
Dr. Michael Amster
Dr. Michael Amster
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