Ankle sprains are very common in sport and everyday activities. The main mechanism of injury is ‘rolling’ or twisting the ankle when the foot is planted awkwardly. The structure damaged can vary, however the most common sprains involve the ligaments on the outside of the ankle.
Recurrence is very common following an initial injury. This is due to residual weakness in the surrounding muscles, laxity of the supporting ligaments, altered balance and a change in the brain’s ability to pre-empt your next move.