Sprains, strains and fractures are all common issues related to the ankle.
A relatively small bone in relation to our bodies, it often finds injury with the smallest misstep or fall.
Because of the frequency of its use, an ankle injury can occur at any age. An average of 25,000 people sprain their ankle each day in the United States, and half occur outside of playing a sport or exercising.
There are a wide variety of ways you can injure an ankle. The type of injury is determined by the kind of tissue in the ankle that was damaged.
- Injury to the bone is a fracture
- Injury to the ligament is a sprained ankle
- Damage to the muscle is a strain or tear
- Harm to the tendon is tendinopathy or tendinitis