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Whether it’s an icy sidewalk or a missed curb, putting a foot wrong can result in an ankle injury. Knowing how to treat a sprain is key to keeping a bounce in your step.
A sore ankle is one of the most common conditions, said Jessie Gill, a physiotherapist at the University of Alberta’s Glen Sather Clinic.
“It can happen to anyone from kids to athletes to seniors, by stepping down from a curb, from running, from slipping on ice, from playing basketball or soccer.”
A lateral sprain happens when the foot is accidentally rolled to the outside, resulting in a lot of pain in the outer part of the ankle.
“The ligaments on the outer portion of the ankle are more spread apart than others, while the ligaments on the inside are larger, stronger and more closely knit, so there tends to be a lot more motion in the outer ankle whi...Read more from this release