0 / 15 complete
0 / 1 complete
0 / 1 complete
A sprained ankle is a common medical condition where one or more of the ligaments of the ankle is torn. Ankle sprains occur usually through excessive stress on the ligaments of the ankle. This can be caused by excessive external rotation, inversion, or eversion of the foot caused by an external force.
Symptoms of a sprained ankle can include pain, swelling, and bruising around the ankle, as well as difficulty walking or putting weight on the affected foot. The severity of the sprain can range from mild to severe, depending on the extent of ligament damage. Treatment for a sprained ankle typically involves rest, pain medications, braces, or surgery for severely torn ligaments.
Copyright © 2023 Elsevier, its licensors, and contributors. All rights are reserved, including those for text and data mining, AI training, and similar technologies.
Cookies are used by this site.
USMLE® is a joint program of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME). COMLEX-USA® is a registered trademark of The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, Inc. NCLEX-RN® is a registered trademark of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. Test names and other trademarks are the property of the respective trademark holders. None of the trademark holders are endorsed by nor affiliated with Osmosis or this website.