Dr. Vladimir Zeetser, DPM, FACFAS
America's Premier Foot & Ankle Surgeon
An ankle sprain is an injury to one or more ligaments to the ankle joint, usually on the outside (lateral aspect). These typically occur from twisting motions of the joint during a fall or from direct trauma. Early aggressive treatment typically yields the best results and fastest recovery. Ignoring the problem can lead to chronic ankle pain and a permanently weak and unstable ankle. Surgery is rarely indicated unless other associated injuries are sustained.