What is ankle strain/sprain?

Also known as: sprained ankle, twisted ankle, ankle strain.

An ankle strain is the pulling or tearing of a tendon (connects muscle to bone); a sprain is a similar problem only occurring with a ligament (connects bone to bone), in the ankle.


Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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