Ankle Sprains by the Numbers [Infographic]

Everything You Need to Know About Ankle Sprains

By Fara Rosenzweig

Whether running, jumping, kicking or even walking, one wrong step or slip can cause serious ankle pain. Ankle sprains happen. In fact, about 25,000 ankle sprains occur per day, according to The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS). While ankle sprains are common among sports like soccer, football, basketball and hockey, a leisurely walk still may cause an ankle injury. This means you have stretched or torn the ankle ligaments. Some ankle sprains are minor and may take a few days to heal, but some can be extremely severe. Athletes, parents and coaches should understand the severity of an ankle sprain and know what needs to be done to keep pain at a minimum. From symptoms and ankle sprain types to treatment and prevention, use this ankle sprain infographic as a guide to take the necessary steps to recovery properly and avoid re-injury.

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John Hopkins Medicine
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Pubmed
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The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS)
http://www.aofas.org/footcaremd/how-to/foot-injury/Pages/How%20to%20Care%20for%20a%20Sprained%20Ankle.aspx

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