Brandon D. Larkin, MD
May 7, 2015
There’s No Such Thing as a “Simple” Ankle Sprain
Ankle sprains are some of the most common injuries that affect athletes. A sprain is caused by injury to a ligament, or a band of tissue that connects a bone to a bone. (A strain doesn’t happen to a ligament—it happens to a muscle or a tendon, a piece of tissue that connects a muscle to a bone.) Ligaments in the ankle help to keep the joint stable, so a sprain can be a serious issue, especially in an athlete.