A to Z: Sprain, Ankleenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgAnkle sprains are common in kids and teens who play sports. They happen when the ligaments that support the ankle get overly stretched or torn.ankle sprains, sprained ankles, sprained ankle in children, sprained ankle in kids, sprained ankle in teens, sprained ankle in gradeshoolers, sprained ankle in preschoolers, dx code 845, diagnosis code 845, sprain, sprains, sprained, sprayn, sprayns, sprayned, sprane, spranes, spraned, ankles, ankels, injuries, sports injuries, twisted ankles, turned ankles, ankle injuries, injured ankles, joints, joint injuries, strained, strain, strains, twisted06/04/201203/21/201909/02/20197ad07147-7ab9-468a-a9f1-a96b4b223d0ehttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-sprain-ankle.html/<p><em>Also called: Ankle Sprain, Sprained Ankle</em></p> <p>A <a class="kh_anchor">sprain</a> is the stretch or partial tear of ligaments (which connect two bones). An ankle sprain happens when the ligaments that support the ankle get overly stretched or torn.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>A sprained ankle is a very common injury in kids and teens who play <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/center/sports-center.html/">sports</a>. Ankle sprains can also happen&nbsp;when a child turns or twists a foot awkwardly or steps in a hole.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Sprains usually heal well, but they need time to fully get better. The injured area needs to rest, so it's important to not return to sports or physical activities until the sprain is healed.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
Ankle SprainsA sprained ankle is a very common injury that happens when the ligaments that support the ankle get overly stretched or torn. Find out how to avoid ankle sprains and what to do if you get one.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/ankle-sprains.html/8d2d4396-e73f-4669-8c55-45471faa6e8a
Bones, Muscles, and JointsWithout bones, muscles, and joints, we couldn't stand, walk, run, or even sit. The musculoskeletal system supports our bodies, protects our organs from injury, and enables movement.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bones-muscles-joints.html/53199934-b6d8-4854-8362-8b1dfc45c3f6
First Aid: Strains and SprainsHere's what to do if you think your child has pulled or torn a muscle, ligament, or tendon.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/strains-sprains-sheet.html/aa0c960e-042f-41d9-bba0-ae658f8dabf1
Sports Medicine CenterGet tips on everything from finding the best sport for your kids to preventing and handling injuries.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/center/sports-center.html/9c890cb1-5179-4d0e-9f3e-c00b34e8469a
Sports and Exercise SafetyPlaying hard doesn't have to mean getting hurt. The best way to ensure a long and injury-free athletic career is to play it safe from the start. Find out how.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/sport-safety.html/cbffad82-3814-4cbc-8758-dd3aac78c363
Strains and SprainsSprains and strains are common injuries, especially for people who play hard or are into sports. Find out what they are and how to recuperate from one.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/strains-sprains.html/019dd787-652c-4140-9d02-e668cf7701e2
X-Ray Exam: AnkleAn ankle X-ray can help find the cause of symptoms such as pain, tenderness, and swelling, or deformity of the ankle joint. It can also detect broken bones or a dislocated joint.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/xray-ankle.html/196de102-bfdf-4bea-bcd6-da52646006b2
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