An ankle sprain is a very common type of ankle injury affecting the ligaments (connective tissues connecting bone to bone for stability) of the ankle. It usually is a result of twisting injury which is often seen in people who play sports, indulge in high-impact activities like , hip-hop dance, etc or people who wear high-heeled most of the time. This twist causes their ligaments to stretch pass their capability thereby causing tearing.
GRADE 1– Mild damage to the ligament (usually a overstretch) resulting in pain, swelling and discomfort without any instability.
GRADE 2– Moderate damage that the ligament partially tears resulting in pain, swelling and discomfort. Unable to weight on the foot.
GRADE 3– complete rupture of the ligament resulting in marked bruising and instability in ankle joint.