Specialist expertise: Foot and Ankle Conditions, Sports Injuries, Orthopaedics.
Almost everyone would have experienced their ankle giving way, which usually involves the turning in (inversion) of the ankle. This leads to stretching or tearing of the ligaments over the outside of ankle, often resulting in injury to one of three sections of the ligament.
Many patients would recover quickly over a few days, however if more than one part of the ligament complex is damaged, you may take longer to recover or may even develop weakness of the ankle or continued pain.
Other possibilities are:
- sprain of medial (deltoid) ligament
- the ligaments connecting the two leg bones (syndesmosis)
- other less common injuries to bones or tendons around the ankle