An ankle sprain is one of the most common foot injuries you can suffer. It happens when your ligamentous or muscular tissue is torn due to physical exertion and to the extent that your ankle cannot support the pressure from walking without causing severe pain.
Such sprains are not difficult to treat. However, though tempting for some, neglecting to treat it risks a chronic injury down the road. In fact, 20% to 40% of ankle sprains turn into chronic problems due to additional injuries sustained by the parts surrounding the ankle.More