Understanding Ankle Sprains

What is an ankle sprain?

An ankle sprain occurs when the ligaments that support the ankle stretch beyond their limits and tear.  A sprain can range from mild to severe, depending on the extent of the damage to these ligaments.

Causes of an ankle sprain:

Whiplash

Whiplash is a mechanism of injury that commonly occurs in car accidents, and quick jolting forces, such as being tackled, or even being on a trampoline. This mechanism can bring on an array of symptoms, and often affects the neck and low back regions. If left undiagnosed/untreated, the whiplash mechanism of injury can lead to long-term pain/...

Muscle Recovery

Muscle recovery is defined as the time it takes for muscles to recover post-workout, whether it be from weight training, playing a sport, running or Pilates, every activity requires rest. It gives our muscle tissue time to heal! Muscle soreness occurs due to small, microscopic tears in the muscles which can cause minor inflammation. Nothing to...

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