If you’re an athlete, chances are you’ll end up with an ankle injury at some point. This likelihood is increased if you play a sport that includes jumping (like basketball or volleyball) or running on uneven ground. If you suspect an ankle injury, the first thing you should always do is visit an ankle and foot doctor (formally called a podiatrist). But here is some information that can help you through the process of ankle injury treatment:
What Are the Most Common Ankle Injuries?
These are three of the most common ankle injuries, listed roughly in ascending order of severity.
- Strains: A strain occurs when muscles and tendons are overstretched and develop micro-tears. Tendons are the fibrous tissues that connect muscles to bones.