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An ankle sprain occurs when ligaments that connect the bones in the foot, ankle, and lower leg are stretched or torn. There is often swelling and bruising around the injured area.
Last Revised: November 15, 2011
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
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