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The ankle is most likely to be sprained with the toes on the ground and heel up. This position is known as plantar flexion. Plantar flexion puts the ankle’s outer (lateral) ligaments under tension, making them vulnerable.
A sudden force such as landing on an uneven surface will cause the foot to turn inward (inversion). This action can cause the outer ligaments to stretch or tear and result in a sprained ankle.
Sprained Ankles are classified into 3 grades, as follows:
Grade I sprained ankle injuries involve a stretch of the ligament with microscopic but not macroscopic tearing.
Generally, little ankle swelling is present, with little or no functional loss, no joint instability but ankle pain.