Sprained Ankle Index

Featured: Sprains and Strains Main Article

An injury to a ligament is called a sprain, and an injury to muscle or tendon is called a strain. Sprains and strains may be caused by repetitive movements or a single stressful incident. Symptoms include pain and swelling. Though treatment depends upon the extent and location of the injury, rest, ice, compression, and elevation are key elements of treatment.

Patient Discussions - Viewers share their comments

Medications

    Related Diseases & Conditions

    • Strain Second Source article from Government...learn more »
    • Shoulder and Neck Pain Shoulder and neck pain may be caused by bursitis, a pinched nerve, whiplash, tendinitis, a herniated disc, or a rotator cuff...learn more »
      In This Article
      Shoulder and Neck Pain Article
      • What is shoulder and neck pain?
      • What causes shoulder and neck pain?
      • What are the symptoms and signs of shoulder and neck pain?
      • When should I seek medical care?
      • How is shoulder and neck pain diagnosed?
      • How can I take care of shoulder and neck pain at home?
      • How is shoulder and neck pain treated medically?
      • What is the follow-up for shoulder and neck pain?
      • How can I prevent shoulder and neck pain?
      • What is the prognosis for shoulder and neck pain?
    • Growth Plate Fractures and Injuries Growth plate fractures and injuries occur in the area growing tissue near the end of the long bones of children and teens. Both...learn more »
      In This Article
      Growth Plate Fractures and Injuries Article
      • What Is the Growth Plate?
      • Who Gets Growth Plate Injuries?
      • What Causes Growth Plate Injuries?
      • How Are Growth Plate Fractures Diagnosed?
      • What Kind of Doctor Treats Growth Plate Injuries?
      • How Are Growth Plate Injuries Treated?
      • What Is the Prognosis for Growth in the Involved Limb of a Child With a Growth Plate Injury?
      • What Are Researchers Trying To Learn About Growth Plate Injuries?
      • Where Can People Find More Information About Growth Plate Injuries?
    • Puberty The time when boys and girls begin the process of sexual maturation is called puberty. During this time, both sexes undergo a...learn more »
      In This Article
      Puberty Article
      • Puberty facts
      • What is puberty?
      • When does puberty occur?
      • What determines when puberty begins?
      • What are the physical stages of puberty in girls and boys?
      • What other changes in the body occur during puberty in boys and girls?
      • What are the medical concerns associated with normal puberty?
      • What are medical conditions associated with early or late puberty?
    • Foot Pain Foot pain may be caused by injuries (sprains, strains, bruises, and fractures), diseases (diabetes, Hansen disease, and gout),...learn more »
    • Broken Toe A broken toe is one of the most common fractures among individuals. There are many causes of a broken toe, whether it is the big...learn more »
      In This Article
      Broken Toe Article
      • Broken toe facts
      • Introduction to broken toe
      • What are the causes of a broken toe?
      • What are the symptoms of a broken toe?
      • What are the possible complications of a broken toe?
      • When should I call a doctor about a broken toe?
      • How is a broken toe diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for a broken toe?
      • Caring for a broken toe at home
      • Medical treatment
      • Other therapy (reduction, buddy taping, how to tape a broken toe, casting)
      • What is the outlook for a broken toe?

Related FAQs, Doctor's & Expert's Views

Health & Living

Procedures & Tests

Health News

Health Features

Tools & References

FDA Drug Labels on RxList.com


Terms related to Sprained Ankle:

  • Pulled Muscle