Ankle sprain occur when the ligament is stretched or torn. Depending on the injury, severity can range from mild to severe. A mild sprain has little pain or swelling, and the ligaments may only be stretched. In a severe sprain, one or more ligaments may be torn and the joint may be severely swollen.
We suggest patients follow the R.I.C.E. method as the best immediate care for a sprained ankle – Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation.