High Ankle Sprains

High Ankle Sprains

High ankle sprain, also known as a syndesmotic injury, happens when the high ankle ligaments (are called syndesmosis) tear or hurt.

Human body has an upper and a lower ankle. However a low ankle sprain is more common than a high ankle sprain. But High ankle sprains occur in: soccer, wrestling, skiing, basketball, etc.

Sings of high ankle sprains are:

A high ankle sprain occurs in the condition that the foot is bent upward and twisted inwards/ outwards. It always happens during running or jumping.

One effective treatment of high ankle sprains is getting rest, putting ice, compression and keeping the injured foot up.

Taking pills and medication, wearing a brace, tape and cast is recommended in other situations.

In case that the injury is very extreme, performing a surgery is essential.