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Sprained Ankle

Your ankle joint is made up of three bones held together by two main ligaments, one on either side. Since the inside (near the other ankle) ligament is the strongest, most strains are caused when the ankle joint bends outward. In bending, the ligaments on the outside are over-stretched and as it is made up of taut bands, some (or all) of these may tear, depending on the severity of the twist. In doing this, you may also break the bone in you leg. It is always wise to have an x-ray after a severe sprain.

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Tags: Ankle, Tendons, Muscles, Sports Injuries, Sprained Ankle, Tendinitis


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