People tend to injure their ankles at least at one point in their lives. Adults who play sports and children alike can sustain an injury. For instance, kids can play outside with their friends and come home complaining about their ankle. They could also hurt themselves by jumping around the bed or playing by themselves at home. Games like basketball, football, soccer or running could cause some serious injury to ones ankle. It’s important to spot the difference on the type of injury suffered by the kids or adults as the injured ankle could have a sprain, strain or have a torn ligament. By knowing the signs, you could treat the injury appropriately.
So, what’s the difference between a sprain, strain or torn ligament? A strained injury happens when you twist the ankle and is usually quite common as the tendon is only stretched but not torn. If it’s a sprained injury, the ligament is partially torn while the torn ligament injury has a completely torn ligament in the ankle.