The usual ankle injury is a sprain - the tearing or excessive stretching of the ligaments that hold the ankle bones in position.
Of all the joints in the body, none is as complex as the ankle. Its intricate structure of bones, tendons, and ligaments is under the control of an equally complex group of muscles. The variety of movements performed by the ankle subject it to forces of a magnitude far out of proportion to its size. It is little wonder that ankle injuries are the most common of all...
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